Soft Baroque’s practice sits somewhere between transformation and illusion, creating objects that conflict in both function and appearance.
Predominantly furniture designers, their work pushes aside any typicality through the use of high end digital fabric printing to contort what one may expect from furniture. These manipulations of surface quality and texture explore the potential of digitisation and the transformation that is inflicted on materiality through these different stages. Soft Baroque are interested in bridging or distorting the gap between functional pieces and aesthetic objects.
Soft Baroque studio was formed by Saša Štucin and Nicholas Gardner, both graduates of the Royal College of Art.