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"Root" by Clara Kim



Clara Kim designed and crafted "Root" with an awareness of space. Drawing inspiration from the roots of plants, she built a chair that embodied personal space. When unoccupied, the chair itself claims space; however, when sitting in it, the chair’s claimed space becomes your own. Clara Kim is a Korean-American sculptor based in Chicago. Her sculptural investigations into household objects consider personal space in relationship to our possessions. Because of this, Kim believes that viewer interaction crucial to understanding her work. By getting involved with her objects, the participant becomes part of the space of the work. Kim received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Sculpture.


  • Creator
    Clara Kim (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 66 in. (167.64 cm)Depth: 63 in. (160.02 cm)
  • Style
    Organic Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(One of a Kind)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU150129297331

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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