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Boris Berlin

Signature Object 9

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Previously exhibited at Basel 2021.

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“Exquisitely made by hand from different stones, such as marble, basalt and travertine, or various woods, including oak, walnut and ash, the Signature Objects convey a high level of craftsmanship, while each obeying the same dimensions and cylindrical form. The defining differences between each object resides in their specific materiality and technique. What is left is a sign of its creator, his signature. Scattered throughout the exhibition, they look like… fragments of columns brought from the ruins of seven temples from seven continents. Each of them telling its own story, each of them keeping traces of the craftsmen, who once created them, in the words of Boris Berlin.
The function of the Signature Objects is left open, and they can be used as both side tables or as pure sculptural elements. ”


Boris Berlin


Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1953, Boris graduated from the Higher School of Art and Industry, St. Petersburg in 1975. He began his career as an industrial and graphic designer at VNIITE, Leningrad, where he designed a wide range of industrial products.

In 1983 moved to Denmark founding Boris Berlin Design.

In 1987 he is co-founder and partner of Komplot Design and in 2010 he is founding partner of Iskos-Berlin Design.

Boris Berlin’s activities are mainly within product and furniture design, but he also undertakes exhibition and graphic design projects.

In his design he focuses on experimenting with new technologies and materials exploring their possibilities and impact on design of everyday objects.

The geography of his clients spreads from Denmark and Sweden to USA and Japan, including such companies as Gubi, Hay, Muuto, Normann, Fritz Hansen, R+R, Källemo, Tendo Mokko, Stylex Seating, Jot.Jot and so forth.

His designs received numerous distinctions and design awards, among them: Dansk Designpris, G-Mark (Japanese Golden Design Award), The Forum AID Award: Best Nordic product, Red Dot – Best of the Best Award, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, etc. and his works are represented in design museums around the world, among them: Design Museum Denmark, Trapholt, Designmuseo, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Vitra Design Museum, etc.

Boris Berlin is awarded the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts for excellence in the fields of applied art and industrial design.

He has curated and designed diverse design exhibitions and participated in a number of exhibitions, led master classes in various design schools and was invited as a key-note speaker at several design conferences.

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    50.0 x x 35.0 cm (19.7 x x 13.8 in)

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