Sculptural Beauty

Those who appreciate Rick Owens just for his shoes, will have to change their minds: a selling exhibition of limited edition design pieces by the Paris-based Californian designer will be presented by the Jousse Enterprise during Art Abu Dhabi Fair in November. This is just the second of a series of three exhibitions of Owens’s furniture this year: after the one in London for Frieze Art Fair Week, his avant-gard pieces will be shown next in Los Angeles thanks to Maxfield.

Like the designer’s clothing collections, his furniture line is simultaneously rough and elegant. Pieces are made in alabaster, plywood, bronze and petrified wood and the monochromatic palette’s use stresses their emotional impact.

Brutal, rock, gothic: Sublime.