Unique object to be auctioned in Vienna Leading Polish designer, Robert Majkut is auctioning one of his unique tables at prestigious auction house Dorotheum in Vienna on the 18th May. The table was designed, modelled and visualised digitally, the hand assembled and finished structure was then crowned with a relief top was used as a matrix for copies, following which the carved top was promptly covered with a layer of resin to close the live process and prevent it’s further reproduction. The table was featured during the exhibition “Between art & design” in Design Palais Vienna by Robert Majkut and famous British architect Will Alsop. Technical description: The structure of the finned base of the table is made of MDF board varnished black. The top of the table was digitally milled to the form of a relief, and varnished. The upper part of the relief was painted black and used as a matrix for copies. At the final stage of production, a few millimetres' layer of epoxy resin was applied to the top to cover the whole relief and make a smooth, glossy surface of the top. The edges and sides of the top were varnished black. The table structure is monolithic and the craftsmanship techniques are of the nature of hand-made finishing.
Born in Szczecin in 1971, he graduated with distinction from an artistic secondary school with furniture design as major; at the beginning he was architecture student at Szczecin University of Technology. Since 1988 he has been involved in art as graphic artist, painter and creator of installations; he was presented next to the best Polish artists such as Tadeusz Kantor or Prof. Józef Robakowski. He undertook individual course of studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań with Prof. Jarosław Kozłowski as tutor, a graduate of Cultural Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Rebel without a cause, a man of the breakthrough era, creation and maturing of paradoxical social and cultural changes in Poland. <p>Today Robert is a designer, humanist, cultural anthropologist, businessman, but most of all creator.<br />He represents a conscious level and style of designing, based on defined determinants, in which natural, cultural, humanist and economic aspects are most important.<br />His style is the essence of the combination of a formal design with innovation and the most recent technologies, embraced by appropriate cultural frames, social and human context, determining new directions of perception of the constantly changing needs of a man and his environment.</p> <br />