mimicry chairs

sketch / image
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • 2012.09
for Victoria&Albert Museum

An installation for London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, home to more than four million items of historical and contemporary art and design. We pressed punched metal to create a transparent chair with a seemingly soft back rest, and placed it in the main entrance and ten other locations within the museum including galleries, staircases and corridors. For each location, we modified the chair to mimic the particular space and objects with which it was placed, so that it accords with its environment. We hoped that visitors might discover a new side to the museum’s appeal by sitting on different chairs to observe, absorb and appreciate its collection.

supporting companies : Ochiai Seisakusyo Co.,Ltd., KADOWAKI COATING Co.,ltd.
                                      TOHO LATH INDUSTRIAL CO.,Ltd.

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Photographer : Daici Ano