David Elia designed the Reel Coffee Table in 2017. It's handmade in brass and concrete-terracotta (a mixture of organic materials). The tabletop features a graphic pattern that represents the percentage of different materials that are being recycled in Rio: glass, cardboard, plastics, and metal. The shape of the table is inspired by Elia's Reel Cardboard Tray, which has been carried by the MoMA design store. This is a one-of-a-kind piece.

 

Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil that is generally necessitated by a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness. His work also embraces upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.

 

Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues like violence, drug trafficking, poor urban infrastructure, and environmental degradation. Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Museum of Arts & Design, François Pinault Collection, and Sir Elton John Art Collection, among others.

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David Elia Studio Reel Coffee Table $17,000

David Elia designed the Reel Coffee Table in 2017. It's handmade in brass and concrete-terracotta (a mixture of organic materials). The tabletop features a graphic pattern that represents the percentage of different materials that are being recycled in Rio: glass, cardboard, plastics, and metal. The shape of the table is inspired by Elia's Reel Cardboard Tray, which has been carried by the MoMA design store. This is a one-of-a-kind piece.

 

Brazilian-born, London-based David Elia is an award-winning artist and designer. His work embraces cultural hybridization and gambiarra, a Portuguese word referencing a makeshift problem-solving style common to Brazil that is generally necessitated by a lack of tools and inspired by a tradition of resourcefulness. His work also embraces upcycling and Post-Minimalist tendencies.

 

Much of Elia’s work uses Brazilian society as a frame through which to consider nationally and globally relevant issues like violence, drug trafficking, poor urban infrastructure, and environmental degradation. Elia’s work is included in multiple public and private collections, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Museum of Arts & Design, François Pinault Collection, and Sir Elton John Art Collection, among others.

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