Tribal carved wooden sculptures for AVANA Concept Store
Recycled. De-Montaged And Re-Montaged.
The smell of wood
The stores displays and artifacts are built out of recycling wood on ship yards and weaving companies. The search of recycling wood a close co-operation.
Her husband Lodovico, boat builder knew about all the shipyards in Da Nang and Hoi An to find abandoned wood Working with the local cotton and silk producers of Nam Phuoc area. Ava got to know the graveyards of wood and metal from weaving factories
Dan Quoc Nguyen hand selected each piece and then brought to various work shop.
Dan Quoc Nguyen
After Ava designed and followed up the construction of the building Tran Phu concept store at 260 Tran Phu. Ava set up the end of 2017 a 4 months works shop and creative cooperation with Dan Quoc Nguyen. Respect for each other’s art, design, and a close friendship enabled this amazing collaboration. As a clothing designer, her choice of tribal-inspired textiles and montages with hand-made textiles are the inspiration of the interiors. Due to the outbreak of Covid AVANA decided to re-locate all the collections to her newly built warehouse and re-decorated her home with all the Art.
Recycling. De-montage and
Creating a new purpose.
Frames of silk weaving looms are wall features or tables or cut in small planchee to cover the enormous staircase and the walls.
Nothing got wasted Left over turns into of the planchee wooden tray to serve coffee
Weaving Beams, cupper hooks, recycled cupper sticks and even rusty metal twining loom elements, are all part of the details such as hangers , …
The metal elements of cotton mechanic looms are part of the clothing racks and/are support a tribal wooden sculpture. More the 10 heavy lamps each about 20kg heavy the engine blocks covers wood hanging sculptured on the ceiling.
… This isn’t enough Hoi An woodcarvers have
been carving every single piece of wood with an universal tribal imprint. The carvers had been steered moving from their traditional carvings mastering new geometric tribal patterns
The master piece is a tree trunk of 3 m X 1,2 that sit at the entrée of the store. Sculptured as a display and again total tribal carved. The whole store is an muzeal experience.
A minibar enclosed by colossal wooden highchairs ,… To bring it all together 2 original painting of 2004 of the artist are displayed in the concept store.
Endless color strings like endless emotion and inspiration of the artists. Not only for the personal aesthetic attempt, multicolor non-cubism is also considered as his research in delving into analysis of all aspects of multi-emotional aesthetics and leading to the whole logic of art.
The painter Dan Quoc
The inner emotions and feelings about the life of the painter Nguyễn Quốc Dân, who spent his childhood living in Hoi An.
In 2003, Dân enrolled in the HCM City Fine Arts University, where he started to find his own path. Two years after graduation, the artist had his debut solo exhibition, showcasing artworks in which all the objects were formed by “colour cords”. His works so far have always used “colour cords” to present his ideas.
22 July Dan Quoc finalized his next art work at Quetta coffee a stunning and new stunning coffee shop at the old town of Hoi An.