Lathe IX (2010) by Sebastian Brajkovic

Core 77 took this picture of the Lathe IX by Sebastian Brajkovic at Design Miami / Art Basel 2010. As I’m mesmerized by this series I’m trying to get it complete here.

Brat Pitt buys AVL Fossil Chaise at Art Basel

Last week Brat Pitt reportedly bought This Fossil Chaise Lounge from Dutch Atelier Van Lieshout at Art Basel

monobloc porcelain chairs by sam durant at art basel 2008

‘mono-block porcelain chair’ by sam durant, built by jiao zhi studio, xiamen, china (2006) image © designboom

the koyanagi gallery, tokyo, japan is showing artist sam durant’s porcelain mono-block chairs at art basel 2008.

‘sam durant’s series of sculptures replicates mass-produced plastic lawn chairs in fine chinese porcelain,
inviting the viewer to consider the aesthetic value of one of the world’s most democratic objects.
by remaking cheap garden furniture, often mass-produced in china, into one-off, handmade, high-end goods,
durant’s sculptures form an ironic comment on the condition of globalisation. they pose many questions about the
nature of mass consumption, the stereotyped saturation of the markets with cheap chinese goods, and the impact
of emergent industries on native and foreign cultures’.
text from sadie coles

mono-block porcelain chairs by sam durant at art basel 2008

Defocus Chair by Esri Tarazi

Defocus Chair by Esri Tarazi

Defocus Chair by Esri Tarazi

During art basel 2008 the peter c. neumann gallery in basel held an exhibition of work by the artist thomas schriefers and the designer ezri tarazi. The armchair ‘defocus’ is assembled by attaching two sofa contours shifted from one another and combined together. The shifted framework line creates, for the purpose of ergonomic, comfortable seating angle as well, a sensation of an object seen through a lens that disperses the visual focus. the seat and the back-rest surfaces are made of parts of road banners seen on the way to Jerusalem, symbolizing in their language the secondary focus of yerushalayim, jerusalem and al-quds.’

Via Design Boom

Cetacea Chaise by Ross Lovegrove

Cetacea Chaise by Ross Lovegrove
Via Design Boom

Last edited by gje on March 4, 2010 at 11:32 PM