Sunday, December 14, 2008
'Andy Dandy' arm chairs by Jimmie Martin for 20ltd
Design duo Jimmie Karlsson & Martin Nihlmar who go by the name ‘Jimmie Martin’ have joined forces with the ‘Hilton Brothers’ - photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg for their latest collaboration.
With images from Christopher Makos’ ‘Altered Image’ portraits for Andy Warhol* and flower images from Paul Solberg’s ‘Bloom’ project, Jimmie Martin have combined these into a limited edition series.
The collaboration consists of 5 limited edition arm chairs made by the designers Jimmie Martin at their east London based workshop. The photos are digitally printed and upholstered onto the chairs. Jimmie Martin has interpreted the collaboration in their unique ways by hand painted designs making each piece a unique one-off.
Since the award winning days of June 2005 when Jimmie Martin won the ‘Best new designer in practise’ award covering the United Kingdom they have become known for their furniture consisting of hand painted signed artwork.
Images of Andy Warhol are from a set of limited edition photographs taken Christopher Makos in 1982, the then personal photographer and close friend of Andy Warhol.
The pieces displayed for sale on 20ltd.com are invariably limited to a very small and collectible number of editions, very often smaller than the brand or designer might previously have contemplated. It is important to make clear however, that, where possible, these very rare items are offered for sale on 20ltd.com at no greater premium than comparable pieces produced in far greater numbers.