Chairs as Art

art chairs exhibition

Chairs as Art is showing at the Lois Lambert Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. It’s a group exhibit of more than thirty artists showing one of a kind and limited edition chairs. I wish I could make it to the show as I love chairs almost as much as I love paintings! If I ever become ridiculously wealthy I would like to hire a team of craftsmen to create my chair designs as I just don’t have the skills required. Here’s a few beauties from the chair exhibition..Continue Reading

Bastard Chairs in China

bastard chairs

A friend just shared the bastard chairs photographed by German born, Hong Kong based photographer Michael Wolf. They’re chairs with character, chairs that have been repaired, added to, converted, improved, made more comfortable, and toughened. The chairs are function over form, which is probably why I think they’re so beautiful. The bastards look orphaned but very loved.Continue Reading

Grow Your Own Furniture

This story reminded me of the “draw your own furniture” post earlier, and to a lesser extent, the “drawing trees” post.

Cristopher Cattle in the United Kingdom has come up with a way to train trees / plants to make furniture for you. He has an online guide showing how to make a stool from 3 Sycamores. It’s not as convenient as popping into your local furniture store for a few stools, as it takes about five years to grow into a strong enough stool. But it’s a pretty cool combination of craft, art, and nature.Continue Reading