Todd Merrill Studio represents an international group of established and emerging artists, each with a singular artistic vision and unprecedented point of view. In creating unique works of collectible design, each artist takes a hands-on approach that intersects contemporary design, fine art, traditional craft techniques, and pioneering innovation. Individually, through meticulous craftsmanship and rigorous studio experimentation, each has developed leading-edge, proprietary methods that break previously set inherent limitations of conventional materials like wood, metal, plaster, concrete, ceramics, glass, and resin. Their intimate studio approach fosters an atmosphere of creativity where the work rendered significantly bears the hand of the artist. Collectively the artists are helping to create a new visual vocabulary that advances long-held, established artistic boundaries. Their dynamic, one-of-a-kind, and frequently groundbreaking works contribute to today’s increasingly relevant grey space between art and design.
Design Miami/ Basel 2021 Exhibition/
At this year’s Design Miami Basel, Todd Merrill Studio is offering a unique opportunity to view a large-scale, site-specific Markus Haase Cloud Series LED Sculpture as a solo exhibition, before it takes its permanent residence in a newly designed New York City high rise. The work will travel to Switzerland for exhibition directly from Haase’s Hanover Germany studio before making its final journey to New York City for permanent installation. Hung from the ceiling at varying levels and encompassing the entire booth for a complete immersive experience, the installation is composed of tiered, interconnected bronze and onyx “vines” and “rings” embedded with LEDs. Haase’s Cloud Series Light Sculpture will create a sweeping landscape of radiant, sculpted light. Viewers will be able to walk around the garden-like installation with various components interweaving to produce interesting and surprising views from every angle and level.