Parents (2009)

Part of the “I am furniture” series.

CONTEXT – While presenting my graduation work at IMM cologne 2009, a local gallery owner complimented me on the tubes and suggested I make a Marcel Breuer-style chair. I was not hesitant because I place great value on making conceptual objects and not just functional ones. But his suggestion planted a seed. A little later, I looked out through the window of the exhibition space and saw a truck unloading stuff there. The rear-view mirror was attached to the truck with two tubes. Then it hit me, I’m going to make a chair but with a radiator sitting in it. As if taking the radiator off the wall out of its straitjacket and placing it in a new context namely the context of a piece of furniture. And so the series ‘I am furniture’ was born.


MEDIUM – Radiators, nickel plated 28mm metal tube frame


SIZES – Parents : L180 x W80 x H65 cm


UNIQUE – One of a kind piece


STATUS – Prototype, non available


Photos by Rene van der Hulst