On December of 2018, Imagicasa ART magazine and Reinier Bosch had a chance sitting together for an interview. In the sharing atmosphere, Bosch was able to talk about the balance between collectible design and art in his works. Especially, the interview is where Bosch revealed his inspiration for The Melting Series, his representative designs.
DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A VISUAL ARTIST OR AS AN ARCHITECT / DESIGNER?
“I have always had ideas that I wanted to develop creatively. With my work I tell a story and I try to change the world by incorporating my own insights into it. All these expressions – which you can place in an interior and exterior – are both functional and a work of art on which you can reflect. ”
WHAT IDEA IS BEYOND THE MELTING SERIES? WHAT SENSE DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE WITH THE VIEWER?
“What has become an important theme in my life is that everything in life has the same value. When I realized that, I started working with it. The position of the viewer – in relation to work and his position in life – is also a theme that is reflected throughout my works. What The Melting Series portrays is that an object melts and thus transforms. At the same time, you want the object to remain as it is, but you cannot stop it and see its changes. Between object and idea, hold on and let go. ”
ARE THESE DESIGNS INTENDED AS UTENSILS OR PREVIOUSLY PURE DECORATIVE LIKE ART?
“It is not so important to me whether it is art or design or architecture. These designs are what I think to make the world a little bit more beautiful. ”
WHERE DO THE NAMES OF THE OBJECTS COME FROM?
“All names always have something special for me because I want them to say something about the form, the idea and sometimes also specifically about the function. Blob and Splash! are obvious. Regarding Ink writer, I really see myself writing beautiful letters to friends with such a special light. For me, Golden lagoon refers to a place in house that can have the same experience as the hidden waters where you can swim, which I suddenly discovered on a trip through Thailand. In a similar way, these pieces are also (liquid) hidden treasures in the house. ”
(Text: Eline De Mont – Translated by Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design)
Read an interview of Reiner Bosch for Imagicasa ART magazine, December 2018 edition:
The full December 2018 edition can be found here: