“A lot of my work is about dislocating time,” says Daniel Arsham, whose multifaceted practice spans art, architecture, and fashion. Last year, he was the talk of Design Miami/, thanks to a futuristic domestic environment he created for Friedman Benda.
The idea sprang from the need to furnish his Long Island home, which was designed by modernist architect Norman Jaffe. (Architecture is a long-held passion for Arsham, who cofounded the innovative firm Snarkitecture in 2007.) Most recently, he launched a men’s capsule collection with Dior and installed a series of eroded, crystallized busts and friezes at Perrotin’s Paris outpost, collaborating with a 200-year-old French molding atelier. Dated 1,000 years in the future, the artifacts celebrate time-honored craftsmanship and reveal a mystifying world to come.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.