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a winged drawing

April 27, 2011

This morning I would like to show this lovely work of artist/designer/educator/writer Lois Weinthal.  Musings on a “wing chair”. Weinthal has an amazing practice of furniture that is clothing, that is housing, that is drawing and so it goes. A body of work that continually reshapes the rules of interior design-thank you. Read Ms. Weinthal’s project description below.

The role of furniture in the interior is traditionally secondary to architecture.  Architecture is built first followed by the addition of an occupant’s furniture and personal possessions.  Wing Chair challenges the conventions of this order and allows furniture to organize architecture. Wing Chair takes its cues from clothing patterns, specifically, the clothing technique of a dart that allows material to transfer from two-dimensions to three-dimensions.  The inclusion of a dart to the chair allows the chair to resemble an architectural drawing when it is unfolded, reading all surfaces as an orthographic drawing.  When the chair is folded up, it becomes dominant and draws together the architectural floor. 

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