Andres Reisinger, a digital artist primarily based in Barcelona, Spain, designs surreal furnishings that strikes again and forth between the bodily and the digital. “The original works are digital,” Mr. Reisinger mentioned. “But it’s very interesting when some of my digital pieces evolve.”
Take, as an illustration, his Hortensia chair. Mr. Reisinger created the chair coated with geometric pink petals as a digital work, desirous to seize “the feeling of blooming flowers.” But after posting a picture to Instagram, the chair met with such fanfare that he put it into manufacturing. A limited-edition bought out by means of a gallery in Milan, and, relying on the version quantity, went for “around 30,000 euros.” Now he’s in talks with Moooi, the Dutch furnishings model, to create a line primarily based on his digital designs.
Mr. Reisinger’s newest NFT furnishings collection, the Shipping Collection, numbered 10 digital items, 5 of which have been bodily produced as properly, and bought for the equal of $450,000 in crypto. “Some collectors were almost rejecting the physical pieces,” Mr. Reisinger mentioned. “For them, the ownership of the artworks was more important.”
Pablo Fraile, a self-described digital artwork patron, collects the work of Mr. Reisinger. The work has “a layer of depth,” he mentioned, that’s past even conventional artwork. “He was able to produce an object that I have in my home, and I also have the NFT, and I also have the digital object,” mentioned Mr. Fraile. “That is the only single available object of that kind.”
Yes, he acknowledged, an actual chair is extra helpful. You can admire it in your house. “But it is less efficient than what I can do with the digital ones,” mentioned Mr. Fraile, who lives in Miami. “We’re going to do a show in Europe. The NFT is going to cost me a few dollars to send and it can be presented in many ways.”