The Object of Desire, Sweet Jane
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Charlie Davidson´s chaise lounge has been in development for the last 10 years. This month it will be shown for the first time at The museum of design and contemporary art (MUDAC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The show is titled 'Nirvana, Strange forms of pleasure' This is a sneaky preview of the piece.
Nirvana is the first comprehensive exploration of the influence of erotica in design, fashion and contemporary art. By turns cheeky, luxurious and mysterious, the exhibition presents the work of around one hundred contemporary creators who make use of an iconography connected with sensual pleasure, drawing inspiration from erotic and fetishist literature, and from the images, objects and garments to which they frequently refer.

Visitors will discover objects of superior workmanship, many of them rare and inaccessible, made from materials associated with the world of luxury goods and craftsmanship. The exhibition forces us to re-examine our own ideas and perceptions of pleasure, and shows how forms can be transmuted from the private to the public sphere. Three major creators are given carte blanche within the exhibition: Mark Woods (designer), Betony Vernon (jewellery designer) and Nika Zupanc (designer).

Curators: Marco Costantini and Susanne Hilpert Stuber
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The Object of desire, render
The pink interior in daylight.
The Chaise Lounge being readied for shipping to Swizerland.
Finishing touches from my upholster Damien Moura-Delort
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