Stitching It Real – all about furniture


all about furniture

This month’s column is about furniture……From kitchen to the bathroom you will see all kinds of soft ovens and toilets!

Delving into the topic I was very impressed with how beautiful you can show something so ordinary and on the surface completely uninteresting, like fridge for example.

I don’t have much experience with furniture but after seeing these amazing works I feel very inspired. I hope they will work on you like that too and provoke to action, because this topic still has a lot to discover.

 

CLAES OLDENBURG

Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations and soft sculpture featuring large replicas of everyday objects. He translating the medium of sculpture from hard to soft, to show us objects that were subject to gravity and chance.

all about furniture

 

DO HO SUH

Do Ho Suh works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works. He is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York.  He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history.

 

JUDITH HOFFMAN

Judy Hoffman is a multidisciplinary artist. She says about her work “Huggable Kitchen” – ”I built “Huggable Kitchen” during grad school when I was studying Claes Oldenburg and felt frustrated by the lack of recognition given to Coosje van Bruggen, his wife and artistic partner. This soft, to-scale replica of my kitchen at the time is a tribute to van Bruggen and all the women whose contributions to art and family life have gone uncelebrated.”

 

NINA SAUNDERS

Nina Saunders‘ best-known works are discarded, second-hand armchairs, rendered dramatically dysfunctional by the addition pieces. Some of them look like they are melting or about to explode.

From my perspective…

Make sure to click on each artist name to discover more.

Thank you for reading!

Alicja Kozłowska

Alicja Kozlowska, born in Warsaw, creates and lives in Poland. Fascinated with Pop Art from an early age, deals with textile art. She creates 3d embroidered felt sculptures of everyday objects drawing inspiration from the reality that surrounds us, consumerism and everyday objects. She is a member of the S.E.W. association. Her passion is broadly understood textile art and handicraft. Starting from crochet, through embroidery, fashion, accessories and ending with artquilt. Her performances created in public places shows the coherence of art with mass production and consumerism. She draws inspiration from everyday life, trying to popularize Fiber Art and embroidery.

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