Elderly Chair by &Larry (and Larry)

For the SingaPlural exhibition, we were invited to participate and re-interpret the iconic “Kopitiam” Chair.

Using parts from another chair, we transformed our piece into a 3-legged seat with the third leg styled to resemble a walking stick. Our intent was to personify the chair as an elderly man who is in serious need of a break. Fact is, his retirement is long overdue.

“I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the “Kopitiam” Chair. Unfortunately, it is one of the most clichéd props used by cafés and restaurants seeking an instant shot of old world charm. From a practical view, it is heavy, cumbersome, drags noisily across the floor and cannot be stacked. There are definitely better and “younger” chairs out there that can take its place. My wish is for the Elderly Chair to be left to enjoy his retirement in peace.”

– &Larry

Found at andLarry Elderly Chair

Standard Rocking Chair – or “The Rabbit” – by &Larry (AndLarry)

Standard Rocking Chair by &Larry

This unusual rocking chair “Standard Rocking Chair” was designed by &larry in cooperation with The Asylum and shown at Singapore Design Festival 2007.

&larry is a graphic and advertising designer from Singapore.
Objects is a long term project where he is using common Singaporean materials to march backwards into the future (borrowed from marshall mcluhan).

&Larry about the Standard Rocking Chair:

Inspired by Jean Prouvé’s Standard Chair, our assignment was transformed into a rocking chair. Totally hand-made in the studio, this chair has been nicknamed “The Rabbit” by visitors for its long handles that can be grabbed by the sitter to balance the rocking motion.

It was a satisfying project and it whetted our appetites to create more items that would eventually become part of our Objects collection.

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