Andres Reisinger, a digital artist based in Barcelona, Spain, designs surreal furniture that oscillates between the physical and the digital. "The original work is digital," said Reisinger. "But it's very interesting as some of my digital pieces evolve."
Take his Hortensia chair, for example. Mr. Reisinger created the chair covered with geometric pink petals as a digital work to capture “the feeling of blooming flowers”. After posting a picture on Instagram, the chair encountered such fanfare that it put it into production. A limited edition was sold out via a gallery in Milan and cost "around 30,000 euros" depending on the edition number. Now he's in talks with Moooi, the Dutch furniture brand, to create a line based on his digital designs.
Mr. Reisinger's newest line of NFT furniture, the Shipping Collection, featured 10 digital pieces, five of which were also physically made and sold for the equivalent of $ 450,000 in crypto. "Some collectors almost rejected the physical pieces," said Mr. Reisinger. "For them, ownership of the works of art was more important."
Pablo Fraile, a self-described promoter of digital art, collects the work of Mr. Reisinger. The work has "a depth" that goes beyond traditional art. "He was able to make an object that I have in my house and I also have the NFT and I also have the digital object," said Mr Fraile. "This is the only available object of its kind."
Yes, he admitted, a real chair is more useful. You can admire it in your home. "But it's less efficient than what I can do with the digital," said Mr. Fraile, who lives in Miami. "We're going to do a show in Europe. The NFT costs me a few dollars and it can be presented in many ways."