"Exercises in Seating" exhibited by Max Lamb will be held at the Chicago Art Museum.
There are his created chairs in the exhibition, third from edition HORIZONTAL, TOKONOMA - STOOL will also be displayed.
This exhibition focus on his thinking and his approach to materials.
If you are near, please drop in on there.
This is a 33/33/33 project, where the designer and manufacturer constructing all the components, and the consumer assembling the chair at home, are equally involved in the completion of the piece.
People used to be much more resourceful, but nowadays we have become lazy, less confident, or even lost the practical knowledge entirely.
This is very sad. I would like to encourage people to re-discover their ability for building furniture and regain the confidence to work with tools.
Giving the consumer a certain volume of responsibility, is for them to regain confidence. "third" is a project reflecting these ideas.
A multiple refers to a work of art produced as an edition.
It is a representation of something - acquiring value and significance
as a person takes it in his/her hands and intelligently filling the blank space of life.
Created without consideration for functionality,
multiples provide the joy of ownership and captivate us to our psychological core.
Such multiples create relationships that expand over time, like an open vista.
"edition HORIZONTAL" is a collection line by E&Y that presents the artistic aspects of designer's and artisan's work.
The multiples are accompanied by messages from their creators, along with an openness to interpretation.
Based upon the Japanese tradition of arranging things, TOKONOMA is a series of products each with their own unique function and each made from a different material, whose formal qualities contrast and compliment one another; material, scale, color, texture and weight. Whether consciously or naturally arranged within the home, the dish, stool, vase and mat combine to serve both practical and aesthetic everyday needs, producing a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Max Lamb (UK, 1980) grew up in a bucolic seaside town in Cornwall, England, an upbringing that imbued him with a love of nature and a creative spirit leading him to explore materials by re-contextualizing them in both conventional and unconventional ways. He celebrates the inherent qualities of his materials and reconsiders their function. Lamb looks to design products that stimulate a positive three-way interaction between product, maker and user through a visual simplicity that effectively communicates the obvious. After completing a degree in Three-Dimensional Design at Northumbria University, Lamb went on to receive a Master's Degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, London in 2006. A frequent lecturer and design workshop leader, Lamb currently lives in London where he continues to develop new designs that challenge the traditional concepts of the materials he uses and the processes with which he manipulates them.
PERIOD : March 22 Thursday - August 26 Sunday
OPEN : 10：30～17：00 (Thursday until 20:00)
VENUE : The Art Institute of Chicago
ADDRESS : 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL60603
URL : www.artic.edu