Many people don't know that Rick Owens, besides being a fashion designer, is an extraordinary furniture designer and that he has been doing this since 2007.
It turns out that he started experimenting with furniture design in his own house in Paris, in 2005, when gallery owner and dealer Philippe Jousse noticed his work and helped him introduce his work to the public.
For this creative finding his style was not complicated at all since he realized that it would be a direct extension of his aesthetic rebel and disruptive, with a brave (and unusual) mix of materials, textures and functionalities.
With the making of furniture, Rick Owens showed that his creative universe expands beyond fashion into a lifestyle, which is simply captivating.
Among his influences is the movement brutalist, the German bunkers from the Second World War and architects such as Robert Mallet-Stevens or Marcel Breuer.
It is obvious that most of what Rick Owens does and his level of recognition within art circles is due to his creativity and renowned aesthetics, but it would not have been possible without his wife Michèle Lamy, who is also his partner. creative.
The teamwork begins by prototyping after Rick draws the designs on paper.
His main tools are a passion for art, a kitchen knife and two pairs of hands that love each other and seek to shape what seems impossible.
Something that is extremely unique (and different) in the creative process of Owens and Lamy is that they often use the services of a trader who travels the world looking for unique materials and elements. This is how they give a unique touch to their pieces.
The pieces of furniture that this creative couple usually bring to life are in dark grey, black and brown because their strongest influence is found in nature and they always seek to emulate simple and organic forms, without any complications and totally functionalist.