Sils Maria

Sils Maria


About Postmodern furniture design . . .

Structural components, actually everything, was chosen for their symbolic values and use language as outlined in the structural linguistics of Ferdinand du Saussure as a model. They refer to the teachings at the Bauhaus in particular Itten, Klee and Kandinsky, and research into the essence of the subject. In this case here the subject is Friedrich ‪Nietzsche. The outcome is Postmodern Furniture. I cover this methodology in more detail in my book, The Symbolic Significance of Colour Line and Form. Where I also discuss postmodern furniture by Ettore Sottsass the founder of the Memphis Group. Memphis Milano very kindly granted me permission to include examples his work in my book. 

Nietzsche transformed in to Zarathustra at Sils Maria. And it was there where he wrote many of his influential works. He rejected previous philosophies, the past, and bestowed upon mankind his insights on mans existence. These were his gifts to future generations. A common sense and truthful analysis and commentary of his time that could be seen as postmodernism. The result here is postmodern furniture and this is it’s story.

Handmade in wheat board and hand painted in acrylic paints and lacquer.  The flip top handle far right is handmade in Sterling Silver and Hallmarked at the Assay Office, Edinburgh. It bears the Makers Mark “GM” for Gary Morga registered there since 1977.  The doors are soft-close and all edges are miter.
Dimensions: height 190 cm; width 172 cm; depth of base 40 cm.

Postmodern furniture design. Cabinet with four cupboards, shelving and one compartment.












Sils Maria is a quiet town in the Swiss Alps where Friedrich ‪Nietzsche ‬found peace.  Here he worked on a number of his books including “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” his alter-ego and an essential part of our story.  He transforms in to “Zarathustra”, embraces Nihilism and rejects the dogmas of the past.  His insights move humanity into the future. His intellect bestows on humanity dynamic and material gifts that reach out to the extremities of our existence changing us forever.

Sils Maria, acrylic paint on linen, height 90 cm x 150 cm.



Sils Maria, Cabinet, postmodern design


Sils Maria (A Portrait of Friedrich ‪Nietzsche) Elements, acrylic on Canvas 30 cm x 30 cm.


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