French luxury house, Celine is commissioning a series of practical furniture pieces by Danish artist FOS for the brand’s new flagship store in London this September.
According to online sources, pieces from the collection will include earthenware tables and concrete and metal lamp stands, which will unite Céline designer, Phoebe Philo’s minimalist aesthetic with the Danish artist’s quirky and fantastical vision.
“Design has always been a part of my artistic frame, which by its nature is part of fashion’s,” explained FOS (Thomas Poulsen) to Style.com recently.
It’s not the first time we have seen a contemporary artist foray into the world of fashion retail. Pringle of Scotland collaborated with British artist Liam Gillick to design a capsule collection and pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011. The collection, and interior space perfectly fused Gillick’s abstract, “color-blocked” aesthetic with Pringle’s heritage, argyle pattern. You can view images of the collaboration via our blogpost feature.
FOS is represented by Max Wigram Gallery in London. – Samantha Fox