Martí Guixé | XYZ Soft Element

Curated by Constance Rubini

XYZ is a piece from the Barcelona brand Mixing Media, designed by Martí Guixé. An ultra simple platform consisting of three axis: X, Y and Z, on four legs, the furniture is deliberately ambiguous as to its functionality.

Provoking artistic analysis beyond that usually afforded to furniture, XYZ is upholstered with Hallingdal 65 in an elemental and historically complex color palette such as red, black and white. Through this the piece is given further depth both from a contextual point of view, and an optical one.

Barcelona-born Martí Guixé is an interior and industrial designer. His work is characterised by the search for new product systems: he believes design should act as a platform, which questions, visualises and influences behaviour. For instance, he has explored food design as way to re-evaluate and re-design the structure around food, industry and consumer. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and Berlin, working on international design projects.