‘Al Que Quiere’ is an LA based design studio that explores the unreason of design. Headed up by Matthew Sullivan, this is a highly intellectual study into decoration. Bright, bold and graphic, his objects are emotionally responsive.
Frustrated with the earnestness of Modernist design, Sullivan has put himself in the mindframe of Post Modernism – creating visual delights that are more interested in their own identity than yours. As he puts it “The positive thing is that postmodernism has never been dealt with in a good way, because it was so bold—it didn’t get along with things in the room… these things are not necessarily easy to live with. But now it’s made it through a couple of decades and is coming out filtered.”
Invigorating and assertive, ‘Al Que Quiere’ is latin for “he who wants it”, which is apt for his collection of decorative arts. Painted wood, wall follies and sculptures burst with vitality. Sullivan believes in the “grammer of ornament”. His first ideas are formed through written word and so it’s no surprise that his website has an academic narrative that is responsive to his work. Completely refreshing and exhilarating ‘Al Que Quiere’ is bringing confrontation and spirit back into design.
Credits: Al Que Quiere