Trillusion exhibit explores the synthesis between furniture and graphics blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion. Surface becomes space. Space becomes surface.Read More
Leather samples...check! Paint samples...check! Chair...check! Let the remix begin!
Finally, I have the chair needed to bring this vision to a reality. The throne is on its way! Check out Making of The Throne Part I to get caught up on my documentation of the journey to rescue an old piece of furniture and turn it into an one of a kind piece art work! Stay tuned for Part III. In the meantime, check out the photos above for the chair which is now sitting in my garage, and see below for the range of possibilities to come.
I've blogged on several occasions about Ice Cube receiving a degree in architectural drafting prior to NWA's success. He has continued to show his love and affection for the profession in a variety of ways, including his involvement Getty, as they released a celebration of Charles and Ray Eames. Below is the recreation of the Classic Eames shot in the extremely rare DAT-1 chair created by Eames in 1953. See my previous post "Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames" for a video tour of South Central LA and Ice Cube's reflection on Eames in a style that only Cube can pull off!Read More
Artist Stefan Zwicky created a replica of LeCorbusier's chair in a brutalists' fashion. Sleek stainless steel supports have been replaced with thick gauged structural rebar and the once comfortable leather seating now precast concrete. When I view this artist representation, I am immediately called to compare the philosophy behind it's interpretation to that of the architectural interpretations of LeCorbusier's Plan for Paris as it was implemented in the South Bronx in such a brutal way.Read More
Here is an example of material reuse which I always admired, since I first laid eyes on it. You remember the most popular clothing style for the unlucky second, third and even worst for the fourth child, "hand me downs"? "The Rag Chair is designed by Dutch designer Tejo Remy for Droog. Remy creates these one of a kind furniture pieces as individuals send in their old clothes which he then crafts a chair which is held together by black metal straps. Although the "hand me down" clothing line was free to anyone with an older brother or sister and a financially strapped family, the Rag Chair is not for anyone with financial woes nor is it for the frugal at heart. The Rag Chair has a price tag of $3,500 and has a manufacturing time of 8 to 12 weeks.Read More