Dutch designer Lucas Maassen has 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7). For the Christmas Holidays he has employed all three of them. They are hired to paint the furniture which is build in dad’s factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. All as agreed by the contract they signed. But… dad shows the labor contract on his site: it is null and void, as an under age cannot sign for himself, his legal representative should sign. It is tongue in cheek chair art.
Sitting ChairsÂ by Lucas Maassen is part of the Design and the Elastic Mind Exhibition at MoMA that explores the huge changes in technology, science and social mores and the design worldâ€™s ability to adapt and use these changes within new designs. Maassenâ€™s â€œtableau vivantâ€ of chairs that interact with each other and their setting stands as an example of how designers are choosing to work on groups of objects rather than stand alone pieces. The exhibition runs through May 12, but there is also a detailed on-line exhibition of a wide variety of designs as well. + moma.org