ANDREW MARTIN COLLABORATES WITH COMMENTARY POP-ARTIST ‘HARTI’ WITH EXCLUSIVE FURNITURE RANGE
International global design brand Andrew Martin has collaborated with one of the new discoveries in the art world – Harti. Featuring Harti’s original paintings, the limited edition of furniture will span across armchairs, dining chairs and cushions. Launching to coincide with Harti’s debut exhibition at the StART Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London, the exclusive collection will be available in store and online from October 2021 at Andrew Martin, Walton Street and at www.andrewmartin.co.uk.
Celebrating the link between art and design, this new collaboration recognises that art is an essential been reproduced onto luxe velvets and rich linens; a collection of bold, thought provoking and statement pieces of furniture and accessories for the home.
Martin Waller, Founder of Andrew Martin, comments: “Why should art be confined to walls? This exciting collaboration uses unique art to bring a new dynamic to furniture. There is no eye so discerning as the eye of an artist. The objects that they choose to live with, be it furniture, ceramics, rugs or art, are meticulously considered and chosen to reflect their character and personal tastes.”
Sascha Hartmann of Harti Art comments: "I’m delighted to be working with Andrew Martin with this collaboration. Essentially this is functional art. When people sit on the Harti arm or dining chairs, I want them to question their own self, as well as political, historical and religious doctrines that feature in my paintings. I’m a story teller and this unique furniture allows one to immerse oneself not only through my paintings perception, but through tactility, experiencing a new philosophical reality. My paintings capture and question belief systems, societal anxieties, political oppression, love, hate, desire – of course some will find it controversial. Each dining chair features a ‘commentary pop art’ face, our ‘collective subconscious’ if you will. The aim? To stimulate, engage and challenge one to peel back layers of their own mind through dramatic artistic commentaries. At least one can sit down, if discussing ‘Heliocentrism 1534 vs The Megalomania of the Church’ offends you!"