Sebastian Errazuriz and Taxidermy Lamps

Here are the eerie, yet funny and beautiful objects by the successful artist & designer Sebastian Errazuriz. His previous project ‘Duck Lamp’ and his latest project ‘The Chicken Lamp’ are unique designs for those who are interested in art and design.

(Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of for display or for other sources of study. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.)

Duck Lamp
Duck Lamp

Rescued from the trashcan of an old taxidermy museum, the taxidermy bird with a broken neck and given a new life, reconstructed to become an iconic classic. ‘The Duck Lamp’ by artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz is an eerie, yet funny and beautiful object that explores the borders between sculptural and functional of both art and design.

Duck Lamp
Duck Lamp

Sebastian Errazuriz explains his experience during the creative process of his Taxidermy pieces :

“I was actually afraid of the public’s reaction when I first presented the Duck Lamp. Taxidermy wasn’t a trend yet and I didn’t want to be considered a freak, but felt compelled to make it. Somehow it made sense to me and to my surprise when I presented it in a gallery, it seemed to make some weird, unconscious sense to other people too. It apparently felt familiar, beautiful, terrible, and funny at the same time.”

Errazuriz continues his series using taxidemy animals and here is ‘The Chicken Lamp’! (The chicken died froma natural causes.)

The Chicken Lamp
The Chicken Lamp
The Chicken Lamp
The Chicken Lamp
The Chicken Lamp
The Chicken Lamp

Who is Sebastian Errazuriz?

Sebastian Errazuriz
Sebastian Errazuriz

Sebastian Errazuriz, born in Santiago, Chile in 1977, was raised in London. Errazuriz took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and design degree in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. At age 28, Sebastian became the second living South American artist to have work auctioned at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design Auction.

Awards:
Errazuriz was selected as one of the top emerging designers by I.D. Magazine in 2007, and received the title of Chilean Designer of the Year in 2010.
His large-scale, avant-garde public artwork has received critical acclaim, and his unique furniture pieces are incorporated in over forty international exhibitions in cities such as Tokyo, New York, Paris and Barcelona.
Errazuriz lives and works in New York, with offices and workshops in Santiago, Chile.

We are very thankful to Sebastian Errazuriz and his team for sharing their projects with us and we wish them to maintain their international success.

For the dimensions and materials of these projects and others, please visit Errazuriz’s webpage.

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