← This is not a chair.
Ceci n’est pas une chaise.
Model Furniture No. 3 (Stool), 2016
17" x 17" x 17" (excluding backrest)
“Reproductions of Reproductions of Reproductions (or, Model Furniture). An obsession with the stuff that occupies the background of architectural representation, the things we fill spaces with, led us to look at furniture made for architectural models. Think: close-ups of generic, nearly notational chairs; fields of wobbly stools with legs so slightly out of alignment; the most mundane shelving systems imaginable; abstracted blocks turned modular benches or cabinets or who-knows-whats; non-descript tables and displays; reproductions of reproductions of reproductions of mid-century modern chairs; indescribable things distorted by humidity; clumsy, ergonomic 2-D extrusions; tables with an impossible materiality; seats proportioned a little too high or low; an economy of pieces cut and pasted together; replicas of some other design; etc... These miniature objects, made by armies of interns and careful craftspersons alike, populate models by architecture offices large and small. They’re a sort of low- resolution representational default, a reduction to the bare qualities of an object— handmade ready- mades. Works in the “Model Furniture” series are translations of these translations: from a table to a model to a table again, something that oscillates between / reality / reference / reality /. They are both something and not.”