American, born in 1961 in California
Lives and works in Paris, France
Known world-wide as a fashion designer, Rick Owens' furniture production stands as an entity in itself. Even so, the same dark and elegant logic that marks Owens' clothing lines is echoed in his design work. Both practices share the same sensuality in material, the same roughness in the cuts, and the same simplicity of shapes. Alabaster, marble and bronze pieces, alongside wood and bone, skulls and antlers,succeed by their classical proportion and form, and seduce with their brutal honesty.