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Monday, 31 October 2011

Kev Munday & Stuart Melrose 'Illuskate' Collaboration

Graphic Artist Kev Munday has been expressing himself visually on all surfaces within reach from an early age. Amongst his obscure influences he lists aboriginal culture, fortune cookie poetry and travelling amusement rides. Growing up in Basingstoke where inspiration is apparently scarce, Kev was visually awoken by studying old punk album art and skateboard magazines, as well as the work of artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Howell and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Still just in his mid twenties, Kev is regularly exhibiting and live painting at events all over the world. The series of 'Illuskate' coffee tables pictured above represent his first collaboration with renowned 3D designer Stuart Melrose.

Mixing inspiration from popular urban culture and twenty first century technology, Stuart embraces avant garde materials and production techniques, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the arena of fine furniture.

First launched at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke back in July, as part of a limited edition series; the tables are available in 6 different designs in quantities of 300 per design. If you are a fan of either artist or would like to order a table, you can drop Stuart a line here.

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