'Another Chair' from the Boarded Up Collection by Karen Ryan

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This is a found armchair which has been carefully stripped and recycled by Ryan. The steam bent beech frame of this design is the Ercol Evergreen easy chair, designed in the 1950s by Lucian R Ercolani, and has been in production ever since.

Ryan scavenges around Portsmouth, England to find the raw material for her furniture which she reinvents through color and juxtapositions to create something new and bold.

It is important to Ryan that her pieces can be utilized for what they are, whilst she introduces an aesthetic that makes the observer ponder a more profound and ironic message.

From Karen Ryan:
‘I cannot help myself I just wanted to make another chair. A chair that was beautifully handcrafted and designed entirely by me.

A chair that showcased my love of structures made out of raw wood. But my conscience won over me as I stared at a further three discarded chairs that were now stacked in my studio.

At that moment my brief to myself was set, I would make my chair but it would be supported by the cultural histories of other chairs, transparent of its found state and bearing clear testament to its new construction.’

Details

  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    2008
  • Period
    2000-2009
  • Materials and Techniques
    Beech
    Plexiglass
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    50.39 in. H x 30.31 in. W x 35.04 in. D
    128 cm H x 77 cm W x 89 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU278238160403
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2017

Located in London, GB

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