During June and July 2001 Mark Bynon presented a new work De-Sign conceived specially for the plaza at The Economist building.
De-Sign consists of two shimmering cubes, each approximately two feet square, placed on waist high stone plinths. Many layers of lacquer and pigment encase these carefully crafted wooden boxes that have, respectively, a delicate covering of gold and silver leaf.
Bynon’s earlier works have consisted of small groups of objects that appear to be paintings, each with the same lacquered gold and silver leaf surface as De-Sign, installed in (or around) the corners of exhibition spaces. Bynon lives and works in London, is a graduate of the Byam Shaw School of Art and gained his MA at The University of Northumbria. His exhibitions have included Fresh Art at the Business Design Centre, London; Located at The Globe Gallery, North Shields and Sweetie at The Levis Gallery, London.