Crosby Studios plays around with color, shape, inspiration and texture for its purple furniture collection. With the recurring hand motif and thin-shaped frames, the 2018 capsule takes cues from a variety of places -- from the dream-like and dysmorphic aesthetic of surrealism to the playful and abstractive ambiance of cartoons.
Upon further inspection, it seems that Crosby Studios' absurdist purple furniture collection is not only inspired by movements but actual people that artistically thrived in those times. The hand-shaped chair, for example, "takes cues from Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg," while the similarly themed delicate light fixtures "make reference to French mid-century designer Serge Mouille's spider lamp." In addition to its purple furniture collection, Crosby Studios created merchandise for a collaboration with fashion brand Opening Ceremony.
Photo Credits: Mikhail Loskutov, courtest of Opening Ceremony