21 July 2015 // Sanne Schrijver //Amersfoort
By coincidence I stumbled across the work of a San Francisco based designer. Or, perhaps better: an artist-designer. Actually, this man's discipline is hard to define, so let's leave it up to him to do an attempt: Eric Trine calls himself an 'object based studio artist and designer, or more simply, a maker of things.' I get why he prefers to keep things simple, as his work is everything but. Trine makes a wide variation of objects, from chairs to plant potholders, but also sculptures that seem to have mainly a decorative function. He admits that crossing the boundaries of art, craft and design can be exciting, yet really confusing a the same time. It is therefore hard to discover at a glance what Trine's signature way of creating is, especially by looking at only one single piece of his work. However, when observing the many photos of his work a significant style appears. Each photo depicts a unique still live of colorful combinations of objects and materials.
To conclude, don't forget to notice his beautiful metal framed chairs, covered by strips of (faded) leather or cushions with a 70s print that can be used both inside and outside of the house.