Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Changing Values in Lovers’ Identities

Changing Values in Lovers’ Identities, 2012
58, 7 cm high each piece
Redwood, pine and fabric upholstery

As with many commissions, R.M. Schindler built Ellen Jansons's house and designed her furniture. Her chair is strikingly similar to the armchair that Schindler had made for his family in the early ‘20s, which is on permanent display at the Kings Road House. By using a different wood (from redwood to pine) and a few different carpentry techniques, Schindler avoided repetition of the design, even if the dimensions and patterns remained the same.

Special thanks to James Rega for his astounding generosity in producing a replica of Janson's armchair for this project.