The West Coat design collaboration's latest body of work
Some partnerships just produce great things. Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Will Bryant and Eric Trine. Their Staycation already inspired us to take a (very) long holiday, and now, we are digging the bright shapes of their Alley-Oop II collection.
As a continuation of their work with Los Angeles retailer Poketo, the designers filled the gallery with improbable colors and ambiguous forms that characterize the series. It is the second time that Alley-Oop has taken over the space. The first collection was also exhibited at Poketo last year and was so successful that both parties decided to make it an annual affair.
The collection consists of objects made from welded steel and coated in an array of vivid colors. It has a happiness-inducing vibe that reflects the jovial collaboration between Bryant and Trine. In fact, all of their mutual work respires a sense of lighthearted fun that seems to stem from the complementary nature of their artistic talents. With Bryant’s graphic eye marrying Trine’s knack for design, their objects have a sunny disposition – something that is definitely felt in Alley-Oop II. Here’s to a third installation!