Diversity is the single largest body of new work ever shown by Carbonell and debuts a broad array of recently created ﬁnishes made from gravel, thorns, resins, broken glass, monoﬁlaments, and others.
The “Diversity” series was first presented at the Palazzo Ferre in conjunction with Galleria Rossana Orlandi.
In the new “Diversity” series, Carbonell takes twenty iterations of the same form – a slender-legged chair attached to a narrow, covered desk – and creates distinct ﬁnishes for each with the result suggesting a demographically diverse neighborhood. One is coated in “hair ﬁlaments” that can be combed and groomed; another in shards of broken glass from used wine bottles; another in a granular concrete coating and many more. Arrayed in the vast and opulent 625 square meter exhibition space at the Palazzo Ferre, the works seem almost processional.
Nacho Carbonell likes to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. He wants to create objects with his hands, then he can give them his personality. Nacho turns them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. What he wants to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.