For Abu Dhabi's fourth annual art fair which just completed (November 7 to November 10), Japanese artist Tadashai Kawamata created a massive sculpture made up of hundreds of chairs. Called Chairs For Abu Dhabi, the approximately 20-foot tall installation took Kawamata about five days to build. Called "a highlight" of the festival, it was designed to look like a rotunda or a round…
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“1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” is an installation by Doris Salcedo at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo placed 280 chairs at the Palace of Justice in Bogotá "to pay homage to those killed here in a failed guerrilla coup seventeen years earlier." In 2003, she filled the Istanbul Biennial space between two buildings with 1,550 chairs "evoking the masses of…Continue
We first spotted this unusual looking chair at Design Miami this past December. It literally stopped us in our tracks. Designed by furniture maker Ian Spencer and industrial designer Cairn Young of Yard Sale Project, the Roccapina has a smooth front but a stunningly jagged back. It's almost as if the back looks pixelated.
Recently, we got in touch with Spencer to find out more…Continue
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See if these don't make you smile. Happy Material are chairs by Israili designer Pini Leibovich that are created using, what else, but thousands of balloons! With a nod to surrealism, these furniture pieces are guaranteed to brighten up any room and make it come alive. Happy Material was recently seen at the just…