Unique Design – Transforming Ordinary Into Extraordinary

British artist Stuart Haygarth is above all else a storyteller. His practice revolves around commonplace or discarded objects which are diligently collected, meticulously categorized and skillfully assembled into elaborate unique design sculptures that whimsically imbue the banal and overlooked with beauty and grace by turning randomness and waste into order and symmetry.

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Stuart Haygarth, Strand (components), 2012. Made from man-made objects washed ashore and collected by the artist. Commissioned by University College London Hospitals for permanent display at the new UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Strand (components), 2012. Made from man-made objects washed ashore and collected by the artist. Commissioned by University College London Hospitals for permanent display at the new UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Strand (components), 2012. Made from man-made objects washed ashore and collected by the artist. Commissioned by University College London Hospitals for permanent display at the new UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London.

For the artist, no object is unredeemable. In Haygarth’s hands, salvaged prescription spectacles, exploded party poppers, smashed car wing mirrors, ceramic figurines, and laboratory equipment become sculptural marvels of an exquisite unique design.

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Stuart Haygarth, Island, 2016. Corian, Spun Metal Shade and Ceramic Birds Figurines.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Raft (dogs), 2009. Corian, spun metal shade and dog figurines.

 

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Thousands of cheap trinkets purchased at pound shops find new life in the hands of the talented artist.

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Stuart Haygarth, Spectacle Chandelier (Mk.2), 2014. Painted platform, plastic-framed spectacles.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Tide (clear), 2011. Colourless plastic objects collected from the beaches in the UK, monofilament line.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Igloo, 2011. LED lighting, clear crystal glassware, Perspex.

Pieces like these exemplify Haygarth’s painstaking process and unbound creativity but also underline his ability to construct narratives about time, loss, abandonment and modernity, underpinned by themes of redemption and transformation.

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Stuart Haygarth, Flame, 2013. Coloured crystal glassware, light fittings. Private commission.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Aladdin (1282mm), 2006. Vintage glassware, painted MDF light box with fluorescent tubes & toughened glass vitrine. Series of 8 monochromatic vitrines.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Gift, 2007. Acrylic semi-spheres, random clear plastic objects. A children’s night light commissioned by Vogue Nippon and auctioned for the benefit of UNICEF.

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Have a look at some of his most unique design creations.

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Stuart Haygarth, Pyre, 2006. Kee Klamp steel framework, timber base and 70 vintage electric log effect fires. Created for the exhibition ‘Day Dreaming With Stanley Kubrick’ held at Somerset House, London.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Magoo, 2009. Clear uncut lenses, stainless steel framework, micro cable, architectural tubes. Named after the iconic 1950’s cartoon character Mister Magoo.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Aladdin (1282mm), 2006. Vintage glassware, painted MDF light box with fluorescent tubes & toughened glass vitrine. Series of 8 monochromatic vitrines.

 

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Stuart Haygarth, Prairie King, 2014. Vintage metal rocking horses, chromed aluminium, cabachon fairground lights.

 

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