Daniele Albright Abalone Shell ‘bridge’ Console for Videre Licet
Custom handcrafted console, constructed of beutiful Abalone shell pieces suspended in resin with a chrome top, circa 2017.
This object is extremely rare because Videre Licet only makes individual pieces and every object has a different style. So from this bridge model only 1 piece is available in this color. We also offer two matching columns.
Videre Licet, Latin for “to be able to see”, started about 2014 and is a collaboration between artist designer Daniele Albright and design curator Stefan Lawrence.
There unique business is based in Los Angeles, they describe their work as “conceptual glamour,” bridging a wide range of California references from minimalist sculpture to Hollywood glamour to ’70s experimentalism.
Designed using contemporary technologies but crafted entirely by hand, the collection includes functional pieces as well as sculptural works produced in limited editions. But all of the works are unique and this bridge and column are a bit of both ways. Fuctional but also sculptural.
Daniele Albright is from Los Angeles and received a BFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design in NYC in addition to three masters degrees, including an MFA from CalArts, an MA (Visual Studies) from UC Irvine and an MA (Comparative Literature/Critical Theory), also from UC Irvine. In addition to her art and design work and time spent teaching in academia, she works on occasion as a photographer for various publications, including the Gypset series of books for Assouline. Daniele is the designer and producer of the Videre Licet collection.
Stefan Lawrence is from New York, where he worked as a commercial and editorial photographer before moving to Los Angeles and opening Twentieth in 1999. Now housed in a landmark building designed by Neil Denari, Twentieth has become a leading resource for the best of contemporary design. In 2016 Twentieth expanded to include THE NEW, a gallery space located next door that features rotating exhibitions of unique and limited edition works that bridge art and design. Stefan is the curator of the Videre Licet collection.