although valentin loellmann‘s furniture may lack a certain practical puratism, it more than makes up for it as a conversation piece. again an example of the blurred art/craft/design ethic, it’s sensationalism stems greatly from its pleasing animated character. obviously the materials and workmanship is important but what i enjoy most about it is the injection of personality and fantasy which can so often be overstated and inappropriate in interiors. his sculptural treatment of conventional pieces of furniture impresses the need for invention and escape from the constraints of modern design ethics into a place where emotive responsive and spiritual connectivity plays a greater role than just ergonomics. since objectivity is a well known myth, i believe his work manages to imbue a greater meaning to these inanimate but indispensable objects… it may even exchange the utilitarian separateness we experience with furnishings for a fond and dreamy relationship.