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Wall Treatments: B+N Industries: Infused Veneers

Crisp silhouettes, bold palettes, and decoupage-like layers define the artwork of Rex Ray, whether it’s a gallery piece on canvas or an album cover for David Bowie. His creations lie somewhere between handmade craft and digital graphic design, and impart a retro-modern aesthetic à la Alexander Girard that speaks to architecture and design, but also the masses. It’s only natural that B+N Industries, a wall panel and display manufacturer, would tap him for its first artist collaboration.

“We’re lucky we make product lines that Rex Ray’s medium melds perfectly with,” says Kevin McPhee, creative director at B+N. “We have great respect for designs that stand the test of time, such as modernism, so his art dovetails wonderfully into our own design vision.”

Ray’s art was customized for the manufacturer’s Iconic Panels and Infused Veneer lines, the latter of which sport stick-and-stone–like Type and Ovals, measuring 48 by 96 inches. Logically, B+N incorporated the veneers into furniture, resulting in a plinth table, nesting tables, credenzas, cubes, and a bench. The furniture and veneers capture the essence of the artist’s collages that blur the boundaries between computer-generated and handcrafted, fine art and graphic design, and flat and dimensional.

“Initially, collage work was a personal exercise in reductive thinking to clear my mind, so I began cutting up magazines and gluing pieces on paper for hours every day,” Ray says of his distinct style. “It was only later that I realized I’d carried all the aesthetics and principles of computer graphic design with me: hard edges, flatness, layering, and bright solid colors.”


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