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natanel gluska
natanel gluska

natanel gluska

Gluska’s furniture is unique, with every item a one-off. He takes his inspiration from the world around him and from a series of hand-drawn sketches he attacks a virgin tree stump with a chainsaw and, in one piece, fashions from it a hybrid of sculpture and functional item. Inhibitions, whether creative or market-led, are shed allowing his work to show a freedom of expression missing in mass-produced design. The fact that he works in wood rather than any other massive material allows his craftsmanship to prevail and prevents his work slipping into gimmickry or parody. Gluska underlines the importance on the culture of design of individuals who still make by hand and whose small but significant business initiatives have found noteworthy success. Over the last decade Gluska’s work has secured a niche market and is collected worldwide with clients including Ian Schrager, Philippe Starck, Karl Lagerfeld, Donna Karen and the famous Swiss department store, Globus. Gluska has been published widely in the international design media and he has exhibited both solely and in group shows; most recently at the Skulpturengalerie, Krafft & Partner in Gebenstorf and Zurich, the Kortrijk Biennale, ‘Design for Europe’ and at DesignMiami/Basel in Basel for `Contrast Gallery`from Shangai.