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2013/05/06 / Shanan

UNJUSTIFIABLE OBJECTS OF AFFECTION: MIXED MATERIALS

“Please, please, please, let me get what I want…” (Monday warrants Morrissey)

1. Utopia & Utility Brass Stacking Vessel: spun brass, peach blown glass, hand-worked wood.  Available at Beklina.

2. Emily Heath neckpiece (I’d display it as a wall hanging): polymer clay and leather.  Available at Courtesy of the Artist, discovered via this Pinterest board.

3. Lindsey Adelman Knotty Bubbles Chandelier: Glass, rope, marine hardware with antique brass metal finish. From The Future Perfect.

4. Half-weave contrast side trash can: plastic and woven rattan.  From Urban Outfitters.

5. Alma Brass Chair: American walnut, fabric seat, brass front legs.  From Organic Modernism.

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2013/05/03 / Shanan

THE WELL PROVEN CHAIR

I came across the Well Proven Chair chair via this Pinterest board (aka my nightly bout of intense and random mouse-clicking) and was just stopped in my tracks.  Designed and built by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel, the chair’s unique texture and sculptural quality comes about from a foaming chemical reaction between wood chip waste products and bio-resin.

This is an object that absolutely satisfies my personal requirement for equal measures of attraction and repulsion.  I want to see what it feels like but I’m not sure that I actually would want to sit on it.  As my sister might say, “it makes me feel things.”

Dare I say that if I had to be a chair, I might pick this one?

The Well Proven Chair was nominated for a ‘Design of the Year’ Award and can currently be viewed at the Design Museum in London, UK.

All photos by James Shaw, via This is Paper Magazine (amazing site, do check it out).

The Well Proven Chair, www.thesymmetric.com via This Is Paper Magazine

The Well Proven Chair. www.thesymmetric.com via This Is Paper Magazine

The Well Proven Chair. www.thesymmetric.com via This Is Paper Magazine