Sebastian Errazuriz’s art and craft

I am a fan of Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz’s design pieces. I discovered his work through his wonderful gallery Cristina Grajales in New York and have always dreamt of owning a piece of his . It seems that now , like foodies are into eating and talking about food obsessively , a lot of people are very much into interior design and thus every big brand is investing in lifestyle too, so I am inspired to look at pieces that are truly unique, bold and treated as works of art for the home , pieces  that can be used everyday knowing that the giant luxury or design groups will never be able to copy them .

There is also a frightening design overload and conformity  that you can see in people’s houses from the pages of the best magazines , as well as in the predictable, copy-cat  or over-designed public spaces of some restaurants and hotels that rely more on eye-candy than in providing their clients with real food or good bed linens and comfortable  beds.

Like fashion and art , design is now becoming a statement  , which is why I admire the creative and individual spirit of Cristina Grajales’s gallery. And by the way , if you want to visit Cristina’s gallery she will have a stand in the upcoming FOG show in San Francisco , 15 to 18 january 2015 .

From Sebastian Errazuriz  these are some of the pieces that I love and would save my food allowance for  :


Metamorphosis : carved and stained plywood.

sebastian errazuriz metamorfosis



Porcupine : painted wood , metal and glass

sebastian errazuriz porcupine

sebastian errazuriz porcupine 2



Tree shelf : platano oriental wood, jequitiba wood and stainless steel


sebastian errazuriz Tree Shelf - 1


Piano wall shelf unit : rauli wood in dark brown or white lacquer finish


sebastian errazuriz piano shelf brown


sebastian errazuriz piano shelf white


Nature morte dining table : crespon tree, stainless steel and glass top

sebastian errazuriz nature morte tablee



Samurai cabinet

sebastian errazuriz samurai cabinet


This is Sebastian:

Sebastian Errazuriz, born in Santiago, Chile in 1977, was raised in London. Errazuriz took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and design courses in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. At age 28, Sebastian became the second living South American to have work auction at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design Auction.

Errazuriz incorporates his obsession with the opposition between life and death into his artwork, creating work that reminds viewers of their mortality, invites them to look again at their lives, and to question their daily routines. Errazuriz carries this theme through the body of his work including his sculptures, public art works, consumer objects, furniture, and even fashion.

Errazuriz was selected as one of the top emerging designers by I.D.magazine,as well as receiving the title of Chilean Designer of the Year. His large-scale, avant-garde public artwork has received critical acclaim, and his unique pieces have been incorporated in over 40 international exhibitions in cities such as Tokyo, New York, Paris and Barcelona. His work is featured in several important private collections.

Sebastian is currently preparing public urban art installations for New York, Madrid and Santiago, as well as designing products for clients ranging from the Design Shop of the Museum of Modern Art in New York to private commissions.

Errazuriz lives and works in New York, with offices and workshops in Santiago.


And this is his last stunning piece , the Wave cabinet , presented in december 2014 at Miami Design : lacquered baltic birch, steel and glass

sebastian errazuriz White Wave 1 low



The Wave Cabinet by Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz is the new creation of his series of functional sculptures, which embody his translation of craftsmanship and mastery of material into fine art.

 The Wave cabinet opens with true delicacy and beauty; each individual slat pulls along the following much like a paper fan. With multiple configurations which allow for various options of aperture, the artist has re-engineered the familiar process of opening and closing, into rotating and undulating adaptations.

 The Wave cabinet reinvents the paradigm of cabinet as a re-visualization of the domestic, quotidian objects that surround us. Like his previously surprising sculptural furniture, Sebastian invites us to break open the box as a literal metaphor for reminding the viewer to stop and look again.

 The New York based artist explains:   ‘I’m inviting people to look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we’re talking about furniture, instead to see it as a way of breaking a box. I love the idea of creating beautiful furniture; nevertheless I am much more interested in using the medium as an excuse to trigger people’s curiosity and create a connection with them”.


Unique !


6 responses to “Sebastian Errazuriz’s art and craft”

  1. Muchas gracias por este post, tengo muchas ganas de
    seguir leyendo el resto de contenidos.

  2. Magdalena Errazuriz says:

    My brother’s name is Sebastian Errazuriz. But artist that you are mentioning is not related to my family.Canuto is my dad’s brother.

    • fashionsphinx says:

      Your uncle is Canuto ? AMAZING ! please please send him and Fina my very best…tell him it is Eugenia Melian from Sotogrande……i used to play polo with the boy’s team

      I asked Sebastian Errazuriz if he was related to Eugenia Errazuriz and i think he said yes

      write to me to fashionsphinx@live.com and give me your email please

  3. Muy buen post, muchas gracias!
    Hemos usado el Piano Wall shelf Unit en la casa de un cliente mejicano y quedó maravilloso!!!! Nosotros lo colacamos de una manera, pero después el las redistribuyó y quedó incluso mejor…. bss

    • fashionsphinx says:

      Si ! fuisteis las primeras en usar el trabajo de Sebastian en España ….me acuerdo
      Que buen ojo ! y que gusto trabajar para un cliente que también tenga la vision y atrevimiento


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