The "Conversation Table", commissioned by Ornamentum Gallery, was the centerpiece of the "Ted’s House" installation at Design/ Miami 2014. Ted Noten responded to the Invitation to design a table with a creation involving 140 kg of acrylic and a large number of objects embedded in it. These include a pearl necklace on a tray inside the transparent table top, a spoon and fork and a gold-plated vall bell… A Winchester rifle and a pistol, together with an iphone are hand- engraved into the table top. Ted Noten sees this piece as a negotiating table, which thanks to all its details has a libertine, pleasure-seeking quality.
One of the key figures in the Dutch Design World, Ted Noten also treads confidently in the realms of the fine arts, with frequent nods to fashion and consumer culture. Noten has been the subject of two solo exhibitions at the Boijmans Museum (Rotterdam) and a major exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch. Noten was the subject of a documentary film for Dutch television, has received numerous awards and his groundbreaking and sometimes controversial works can be found in countless distinguished private and public collections worldwide, including but not limited to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria & Albert (London), the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk (Amsterdam), the Toledo Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Arts & Design (NYC).
Various objects cast in acrylic
107 x 82 x 82.5