In a new exhibit, The Page, curated by Karin Lanzoni and Rachelle W. Chuang, one page from each of the 33 participating artists’ books is mounted on the wall. The pages are all different as some are “terse and conceptual”, some “comment on formal issues”, some “are either mass-produced; self-published via different printing techniques; or made by hand through traditional bookbinding practices.” Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to study each page in a reading area that includes different chairs. Although the focus is on the main page, the pages are contained within some form of a bound book so visitors can spend time studying the artists’ complete thoughts. Every chair makes for a varied experience and each chair is designed by a different designer — just as each page has been created by a different artist.
Check out Tim Durfee’s 20′ long chair after the break.
Tim Durfee shared his Storyboard with us, a 13.5” x 20’-0” chair made of reclaimed pine, paint and a nylon strap. The chair, one of nine designed by different LA architects, is, in the words of the designer, “An object defined by creating a surface at the height of the knee, at the ideal angle for sitting. Similar to the old style of carrying books with a strap, this object can be host to a personal library.”
The other reading chairs are designed by: Renee Dake Wilson and Brian Wilson (Dake Wilson Architects), Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Andrea Dietz and Matthew Milton (f.l.u.f.f.), Pierpaolo Granata, Tom Marble (Marble Architecture), Chris Puzio, Nathan Swift and Gloria Lee (Swift Lee Office), Warren Techentin with Nima Payan and Machine Histories, and Chris Warren (WORD).
Photography: Mikey Tnasuttimonkol; Model: Haelim Paek