Subtracted Cube in Angeleno Magazine

Laura Eckstein of Angeleno Magazine talks with Stefan Lawrence and Daniele Albright, designers of the Subtracted Cube

"Contemporary digital design technologies have a lot to offer, but the end result is often very techy-looking and unattractive, sometimes deliberately so.  We wanted to bring a minimalist sense of sculptural form and beauty, as well as natural materials and hand-fabrication, into the process," says Twentieth gallery owner Stefan Lawrence of Videre Licet, the newly launched furniture collection he collaborated on with artist and designer Daniele Albright.  Describing their work as "conceptual glamour," the duocreated five striking pieces for the locally made line that perfectly represent its provenance. ”Los Angeles is home to Hollywood glamour as well as 20th century minimalism,” says Albright. ”We combine inspiration from both into a mix that is rarely done, yet quintessentially LA.” The Subtracted Cube (shown here) represents one of the most basic design principles-the subtraction of form from a solid mass-in a luxurious yet seemingly simple fashion. But don't be fooled. ’’It’s nearly impossible to assemble metal with flat planes without distortion due to welding,” says Lawrence. "For this reason, the chair is made of folded brass with no welds at all, so its production entails a technical feat of craftsmanship.” Simply beautiful indeed.  Twentieth, 7470 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.904.1200, -Laura Eckstein

Subtracted Cube by Videre Licet