Conformation Series (set of 4 ‘stools’) 2012
Reclaimed offcuts from a timber barn construction + Polychromed steel frames
Reclaimed, upcycled furniture that asks how to be used. Anti-production furniture. Non-prescribed uses. Objects of reclamation and exaltation. Conformist and non-conformist at the same time. Exploring the intuitive ways we naturally adapt and exploit things in our environment. With the chair it has been seen with how we might hang a shirt, jacket or a purse on the back… Or how we lean back on its two rear legs to make it more comfortable. I’ve made an experimental series of stool like objects that beg to be used however the user feels they might be best used. They work for sitting and resting but there is more. Leftovers. Good wood. Sculptures. Don’t be shy, have a go with them.
This set of stools received a juror award for best in show at SHOWpdx 2012