Eric Ku Chair Chair – redefining furniture with the alphabet

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The Chair Chair is just so clever. It’s a chair made from the letters C, H, A, I and R and you can deconstruct your pretty piece of furniture to make a high art installation in your very own home. Well you could if it was readily available – this is merely a thought-provoking piece and not for mass consumption.

Once I got past the Museum of Modern Art’s explanantion of the art which inspired the Chair Chair – Joseph Kosuth’s One and Three Chair – I found an interesting blurb about why this piece came to be. Part of a series of artworks called Mission Redefinition, Ku explains that the concept of ‘redefinition’ is applied to objects through graphic art. This chair is not only a real chair, but literally the word chair! Whether you have zero interest in art, or a burning passion for it, I think most would agree this is a fascinating piece. I’d like to see a font made from those letters.

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