ROBERT STADLER | Cut_paste #3 (Wall Console)

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Cut_paste #3 (Wall Console), 2015
Marble (bianco carrara, rosa, travertino), aluminium
Limited edition of 8 + 4 AP
12.4 x 47.2 x 12.5 in.


Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Exhibited New York, The Noguchi Museum, “Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler”, 2016.

In rendering the Cut_Paste Series, Robert Stadler manages to trap the eye, so that it is impossible to visually consume each work in its entirety at once. The piece invite the viewer to approach it dynamically as its appearance changes depending from where it is contemplated. For cut_paste #3, Stadler mixes stone, the most ancient and noble of materials, with aluminum honeycomb, creating a dialogue between the archaic and the current.

New York, The Noguchi Museum, “Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler”, 2016.

Robert Stadler was born in Vienna in 1966. The designer has always been drawn to the details of objects and the narratives they evoke. He studied design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan before attending the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris in the late 1980s. He has continued to work in Paris ever since.

In 1992 Stadler co-founded the RADI Designers collective, whose varied practice revolved around the marriage of the everyday and the unusual. Stadler began to work on solo projects in 2002, though he continued to collaborate with RADI until the studio’s dissolution in 2008.

Stadler’s interests encompass both what he terms “aristocratic design” and objects typically deemed vulgar or absurd; he explores the possibilities for building bridges between the apparently incompatible. He is involved in furniture making, product, interaction design, art installations, and multimedia ac-tivities. He frequently questions objects’ established identities.

His furniture tends to both convey and destroy preconceived notions of what an object should be. Although works such as his Possible Furniture series may at times appear haphazard, they are perfectly constructed to fulfill their ergonomic purpose.