Saturday, January 8, 2011

Crochet Chair

Found this "crochet chair" on the cool blog Art Yarn. I especially like the placement of the modern shape next to the castle wall.

"This glorious outdoor seating design by Dutch maker Marcel Wanders, is initially crocheted with rope to create the chairs form. It has then been reinforced with resin and precious metals for structural and detailing purposes."

From Wander's website, this attempt at description of his cube is found. I dig the ideas about contrast, but find the language a bit much. What do you think?
"His Crochet Cube wryly merges homey, handcrafted doilies with spare, minimalist form. Both represent classic studies in contrasts: softness versus rigidity; minimal form versus maximal pattern; handcrafted appearance versus machine aesthetic; and open web versus closed volume."

Comments from Robin (my sister and an artist)

Wow, those chairs are so ..... EXCITING!!!!

They are both so different (as you pointed out) but both so perfect. I especially love the hard one outside the castle, it's such a fascinating use if form & texture. Besides being beautiful, it tickles my intelligence and my understanding of spatial stuff and how hardeners work and sent my brain into trying to figure out how it was molded, etc.

But the other one is just so very...... Pretty. It makes me not have to think, just grin and enjoy it and notice the time and love that went into it. And smile some more because it's just so pretty.

Then the cube..... fascinating by itself (similar to the gold chair) but the verbiage, well, it's so verbose.

I'm really glad you send me these updates, I LOVE looking at the things you've made, and I enjoy seeing what other artists are doing, you find the coolest, kookiest, funnest stuff being done in your medium.

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