Children's Ballet Chair, Mohair and Cast Aluminum, Jordan Mozer, USA 1992-2018 For Sale
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Children's Ballet Chair, Mohair and Cast Aluminum, Jordan Mozer, USA 1992-2018

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Jordan Mozer (b. 1958), Children's Ballet Chair, (Small): Midnight Blue Wool Mohair and Cast Magnesium-Aluminum, Made in Chicago. 1992/2018. Prototypical, signed. Collection of the artist. Measurements: 19” w x 21” d x 30” h x seat height 15.5" (48cm x 53.5cm x 76cm x seat height 39.34 cm). Scaled for young dancers... PROCESS + MATERIALS Made in Chicago. Hand-carved maple forms were cast in 93% recycled magnesium-aluminum alloy. After they were hand polished, the components were welded together. The seat and back are upholstered in wool mohair. CONCEPT: This chair recalls the artist's experience as a mediocre teenage springboard diver whose coach pointedly sent him to dance class for training. The flexible dancers wearing toe shoes and leg warmers and fluidly arching their backs suggested forms for this chair design. The original adult scale version of this chair was created for Iridium Restaurant and Jazz Club, adjacent to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Jordan Mozer + Associates, Ltd. imagined the restaurant to allow guests to accompany Clara through her Nutcracker dream. The architecture responded to Goethe's observation that "architecture is like frozen music". With so many musicians across the street, the interior architecture of Iridium was not-quite-frozen yet.. The design elements populating the space were informed by dance imagery and Goethe's musings. SMALL BATCH STUDIO FURNISHINGS Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of form, surface and finish as evidence of that handwork, defining each piece as one of a kind. CREDITS Chair portraits by Monica Kass Rogers. Watercolor chair study by Jordan Mozer. In Situ Iridium photo courtesy of Iridium.     


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  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 19 in. x D 21 in.H 76.2 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seat Height
    15.5 in. (39.37 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
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Jordan Mozer Studios, LLC

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For over 30 years Jordan Mozer has been designing restaurants and hotels all over the world. To infuse these projects with dreamlike personalities, Mozer’s atelier team has created original, small batch, handcrafted fixtures, furnishings and artwork for each one, in collaboration with local artisans, using sustainable materials. For the first time recently, these small-batch, studio furnishings and artworks have become available to collectors through gallery exhibitions, auctions, the Mozer Studios gallery in Chicago, and now, 1stDibs… Jordan Mozer has been described as ”an American original”… “a poet, an artist and a maker of magic” ... “a springboard into the realm of architecture as art”…. “a Renaissance man”... “visionary, idiosyncratic and utterly original”.. “the thinking man’s designer”…, and “Chicago’s other Jordan.” He is the founder, owner and lead designer of Jordan Mozer & Associates, Ltd. Prior to earning degrees in architecture and industrial design, Mozer studied painting, sculpture, English and fashion, all of which inform the design commissions completed for clients like Barney’s New York, The Rolling Stones, Asprey, Garrard, Marriott, Volkswagen, Disney & Universal Studios, MGM/ Mirage, Wynn & Lettuce Entertain You. The work has been included in countless articles, museum and gallery exhibitions and public and private collections. Jordan has sat on juries and lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. Please contact us for more information.

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