Wrapper’s Delight

Exhibitions at Gallery Libby Sellers (www.libbysellers.com) are always worth visiting but the next one is a must see for anyone interested in textiles and contemporary design.

Anton Alvarez – Wrapper’s Delight is a celebration of the emerging design artist Anton Alvarez, a young man whose work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products. Tools such as the Thread Wrapping Machine which enables Alvarez to bind together different materials (wood, plastic and metal) with nothing more than thousands of meters of glue-coated thread.

Objects created on the Thread Wrapping Machine by Anton Alvarez. Photo Paul Plews
Objects created on the Thread Wrapping Machine by Anton Alvarez. Photo Paul Plews

Alvarez himself may be more interested in the process than the finished objects but as you can see from the picture above, the thread wrapped furniture he makes on his machine is part textile, part design object, part sculpture and wholly beautiful. Go and see it if you can.

Anton Alvarez – Wrapper’s Delight is at Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners St, London W1 (020 3384 8785) from 6th March – 17th April.

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