We whish all our readers a Merry Christmas with this Christmas tree of chairs that a friend jus sent me. The photo is by Nils Sager and the location Amman-Hofer-Platz in Interlaken, Switserland.
Very eco conscious a Christmas tree of chairs, as there are too many chairs in the world already and each and every day more chairs are produced and there are not trees enough around.
2017 is the third year the Chair Christmas tree being construed in Interlaken. The installation is an idea of Barbara Kiener of the Kulturgarage. First they erect a steel construction like the ones used for real Christmastrees…however they fill it with tons of pebbles to keep the structure stable enough for a tree of 6 meter hight and 3 meter wide.
Source: Jungfrauzeitung 2015 and 2016
Squashed Vipps by Ron Arad
Manufactured by Vipp, Denmark, altered by Ron Arad: a stool with style.
And then you find yourself in the Anker Brotfabrik in Vienna where part of the premises are rented by Ernst Hilger, partly as a dependance for his Galery in the Dorotheer Gasse number 5, right in the center of Vienna and partly to show his own collection of Modern Art. Kindly we were shown around by his assistant Michaela Pedratscher who showed us this chair….And then you remember the name Patricia Piccinini….partly because you have seen earlier work of her…. and partly because you have taken earlier photo’s of her work…
Update: My first encounter with Patricia Piccinini was 10 years ago when she showed work in the now sadly discontinued The Hague Sculpture (Open Air Sculpture Exhibition):
All of a sudden this chair came along on Helmut Palla‘s FaceBook timeline where he put it somewhere in 2013. Part Escher (its name is MCesChair, after M.C. Escher), but also part Rietveld this time and maybe Helmut didn’t think of Rietveld’s Steltman Chair. And a bit of Steffen Kehrle as well.
Lathe II by Sebastian Brajkovic is for sale at Phillips on a December 13, 2016 auction in NYC. Estimate is $15,000 – 20,000.
Update: Not Sold!
About Sebastian Brajkovic
Sebastian Brajkovic investigates the notions of perspective and distortion of form through his sculptural furniture pieces. This interest in the rotation and skewing of an object originated from his childhood, when reel-to-reel tape decks and car wheels were such a source of overwhelming intrigue to the young Brajkovic that his parents wondered if he might be autistic (he was not).
As he matured his fascination manifested itself in painting and sculpture, eventually resulting in the creation of the Lathe series of tables and chairs, which have been identified as a modern classic of design and reside in the permanent collection of institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Museum of Arts and Design (New York).
Via Sebastian Brajkovic