February 20, 2014

Hunting and Gathering: Stuart Haygarth Turns Toys into Lighting

Stuart Haygarth wouldn’t quibble if you called him a scavenger. After all, he once created a sculpture from items confiscated from British Airways passengers. So he’s a perfect fit for the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, where the line between art and design is regularly blurred. For “Play,” running at the gallery’s Paris branch through May 10, he reconfigured toys into furniture and lighting—think a chandelier made from vintage fairground lamps and rocking horses. The 13-piece show also revisits previous limited-edition pieces incorporating found eyeglasses or vintage glassware. 

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