Ezri took a lady dummy or mannequin, filled it with concrete and let it plunge into a trapezoidal box made from a perforated metal sheets.
The chair is formed.
Design: Ezri Tarazi
Design Assistance: Guy Mishali and Guy Ben Adon
Studio Tarazi Ltd. copyright 2011
This work was published on October 18, 2011 as a memento for Israeli Soldier, Gilad Shalit, who came back from isolated captivity after more than 5 years, and as a salute to his firmness.
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.’
‘the ‘moving’ installation is composed of a sofa, an armchair, a footstool, a table, a mirror, a bookcase, a bed,
a small cupboard and a lamp. the shapes and the materials (plywood and solid pine) of the crates that housed
each of the pieces of furniture complemented each other. when placed side-by-side or joined together,
the containers appeared to be only standard wooden packing cases. the real purpose of the containers can only
be known when they are opened and the contents exposed. two of the containers form the bases of the sofa,
the armchair, and the bed. the rest become bookshelves, the cupboard, and the lighting fixture.
the inside of one case is an upholstered two-seater couch; the other side becomes the armchair.’
‘the sofa ‘crowded’ is made of a collection of rock-shaped pillows made of parts of various national flags forcibly
sawn to form a chaotic surface wholeness. the ‘rocks’ are cozy and comfortable to sit on and they create a
colorful completeness typical of flag-color plate, i.e. basic colors, glaring in their geometrical shape, and creating
‘identifying game’ and identification.’
during art basel 2008 the peter c. neumann gallery, basel held an exhibition of work by the artist thomas schriefers
and the designer ezri tarazi. – featured here are some of the works from ezri tarazi’s ‘per capita’ collection: