Punctured Monobloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder

Perforated Mono-bloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder 2009

Punctured Monobloc Plastic Chair by Tina Roeder

I featured this Punctured or Perforated White Monobloc Plastic Chair (number 11 of) 33 “White Billion Chairs” by Tina Roeder earlier.

On September 26, 2009, at a Phillips de Pury London Sale it fetched £2,750, while estimated between £1,200-1,800.
SOLD AT £2,750

Monobloc Plastic Chairs site revived

There are people who hate them, but at least one person I know loves them dearly: German Jens Thiel of Functional Fate [Ed: Unfortunately the site has disappeared]. I wrote earlier about Jens. Recently he mentioned that he had revived his blog and I promised him this post.

Kos is an Greek island. It is part of the 12 Dodecanos islands in the Aegean Sea just near the Turkish coast.
After a short occupation of the island by the Venetians and the Genoans, Kos came under the control of the Ioanniter knights in 1314 and was ruled by them until the Turks kicked them out in 1457. These knights built strongholds and one of those forts is still a ruin next to Kos city’s harbor where I took these photos when on holiday last year and thinking of Jens’ passion. “A strange place for monobloc plastic chairs” I thought.

Strange place huh? Jens feel free to copy!

Last edited by gje January 2017

maarten baas at contrasts gallery in design miami / basel 2008

Monobloc Plastic chair in wood’ by Maarten Baas, 2008 – carved camphor wood with varnish

Via maarten baas at contrasts gallery in design miami / basel 2008

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

joshua callaghan

consumer confidence, 2007-08, 2008 copper, chairs

joshua callaghan

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