As a lover of graffiti, I’m thrilled to let you in on this amazing collection of graffiti art furniture from Montreal.
Concrete is the raw canvas for the self-styled ‘writers’ who have slowly overtaken every major international city with their work. With vibrant color and often dazzlingly complex forms, they represent the instant news of the city with wit, humor and candor. Whether you think it’s art or crime, graffiti adds gritty cultural relevance and energy to architecture at the street level.
Lovers of urban art now have an opportunity to bring the buzz of the sidewalk directly into their living and work spaces. TRASHbonbon’s Concrete Matters Collection, designed by Julie St. Laurent, has commissioned some of Montreal’s leading graffiti artists to create a limited edition line of furniture and accessories made entirely from concrete, art and glass.
Astro, Marco Royal Nicodemo, Frank Lam and S3 have all brought their individual visions to bear on every piece in this furniture line. No two pieces are the same and every piece is a unique work of art.
This would be perfect for a funky downtown office or gallery or loft residence. I can picture it now. Can’t you?
Go and see it for yourself at the launch at INabstracto on Saturday March 19 from 3-6pm – 1160 Queen St. West.