orchastrated buildings – architectural musical interlude – wildetect style
imagine buildings, suburbs that have a far more complicated purpose – way beyond just living or working space – imagine if the buildings from one perspective all lined up to create musical notes. creating architecture that goes beyond – i mean way beyond – form following function – creating a much greater function and living and working space being a component of the greater function. one could create cities that keyed into the works of Mozart and the like. creating multi dimensional living environments that inspire a few more of our senses. this process of design is what the wildetects are exploring – the style is african fauvistic architecture – wildetecture – wild design born from the thankfully as yet untamed continent.
manifesto of wildefurn by the wildetects
wildefurn fits into the typical African artists wild ideas category, The architectural designs and furniture wildetecture is exploring is anti formalism wild african fauvistic design concepts.
The wildetect furniture range is really immediacy towards an end product – like drinking oros without water, or biting hard sweets to get the intense flavor immediately. - architectural design is such a long creative process – with money constraints, client nonsense, interior designer angst, landscape architect piles and with builder and contractors all endeavoring to water down ones initial design ideas. The end product is always a collective creative process. With many, many gritted teeth smiles whilst you calf eye the interior designer whose just axed a very important window for the blooming TV. And who endeavors to challenge the architecture with current weekly trends.
So wildefurn design is a complete knee jerk reaction to this type of creative collective control really. The idea with these pieces and the bright gaudy colours is the stuffed bright red crocodile in the room approach – as wildetects we love functional art and colour and form and the idea of not taking yourself design serious. - I know the work is very childlike in execution and form. However the concept is to create one off pieces that are not at all serious but playful. The Charlie chit chat chair is a moment to sit and relax and giggle like a little girl and childishly implode as we juxtapose our very serious adult lives. a childish zone discussing the bizarre merits or demerits of a crazy wildly colorful furniture piece, a type of adult den, to chill ax – because if the designers this nuts , maybe it’s OK for me to be a little childish whilst I sit in it. Bringing in the child like mindset within the adult environment through color, form and playfulness. south African designers prattle on about Africa being such an influence – however most tack on a few Ndebele paint techniques and a few beads and haven’t really understood Africa. most try to westernise Africa – Picasso is one of the rare artists who tapped into the very heartbeat and drum beat of an African continent. Africa is big , bold , loud in your face taxi music – BOOM BOOM BOOM the sound comes up out the ground the beat and base is so loud, taxi pull in front and park whilst you must wait, Its a type of punk really. Just visit any African city from Cape to Cairo and tell me its classical music and afternoon tea. Its wild markets with bush meat, sheep heads on the braai, millions of dollars being exchanged in the open with a few AK 47 dudes holding court, its a wild edge of your seat experience. its really exciting – not subdued and definitely not apologetic. that’s why so many folk leave its shores to head for the social quietness of a new zealand suburb.
as wildetects we are endeavouring to tap into this energy with our wildefurn range and wildetect style of furniture. which is not a carbon copy of Scandinavian designs or IKEA stores. which i love – however its not African. we look to Africa for our wildefurn inspiration.
The furniture is more an experiment towards a wildetect African fauvistic design concept. I know its appeal is very limited – and that is what I enjoy the most. Once you’ve seen it – you can’t really go back. It’s that in your face. – It does provoke sometimes very violent outbursts from contemporaries I must say – hence I have the disclaimer – not for the faint hearted.
If you Google wildetecture images you will get a cross section of the architectural and interior design which we as wildetects elude to , really we are trying to light a spark under this concept. It’s a style that could go viral across the design arenas – furniture, architecture, art, fashion, music.
wildebeest – wildetecture – wildefurn – wildesion – wildesic – wildeafrica.
the artwork on johnny cleggs latest album – human encapsulates what im talking about – incredibly bright and provocative.