This Architect-Designed Furniture Is More Conceptual Than Conventional

No-Thing The Chicago-based designer Ania Jaworksa contributed a freestanding bookshelf to “No-Thing.” Its curved base means it cannot be place flat against a wall. Courtesy Dan KuklaTwo ongoing exhibitions at the Friedman Benda gallery in Manhattan feature furniture designed by architects.Courtesy Dan KuklaInside the Walls: Architects Design, collects furniture designed by canonical figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Gio Ponti, and Richard Meier, among others. Pictured is Gerrit Rietveld’s Armchair Model no. R54 (1942).”

The first show, Inside the Walls: Architects Design, collects furniture designed by canonical figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Gio Ponti, and Richard Meier, among others. Pictured is Gerrit Rietveld’s Armchair Model no. R54 (1942).Courtesy Friedman BendaInside the Walls: Architects Design Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1921 Peacock chair was designed for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.”

Inside the Walls: Architects Design Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1921 Peacock chair was designed for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.Courtesy Friedman BendaInside the Walls: Architects Design A 1951 coffee table designed by the Italian design giant Gio Ponti”

Inside the Walls: Architects Design A 1951 coffee table designed by the Italian design giant Gio PontiCourtesy Friedman BendaInside the Walls: Architects Design Louis Kahn forayed into furniture design with this desk he designed for clients Morton and Lenore Weiss to suit the house he built for them in 1950.”

Inside the Walls: Architects Design Louis Kahn forayed into furniture design with this desk he designed for clients Morton and Lenore Weiss to suit the house he built for them in 1950.Courtesy Friedman BendaInside the Walls: Architects Design Frank Gehry’s 1973 Easy Edges furniture collection made ingenious use of corrugated cardboard. Pictured is a rocking chaise longue. “

Inside the Walls: Architects Design Frank Gehry’s 1973 Easy Edges furniture collection made ingenious use of corrugated cardboard. Pictured is a rocking chaise longue. Courtesy Friedman BendaNo-Thing was curated by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, the curator and founder of the design gallery Chamber.”

No-Thing was curated by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, the curator and founder of the design gallery Chamber.Courtesy Dan KuklaNo-Thing It’s not immediately clear how one might begin to use architecten de vylder vinck taillieu’s Kamer Frank, a pile of plywood, chipboard, and color-coated MDF.”

No-Thing It’s not immediately clear how one might begin to use architecten de vylder vinck taillieu’s Kamer Frank, a pile of plywood, chipboard, and color-coated MDF.Courtesy Dan KuklaNo-Thing frame 01, SO-IL’s answer to the No-Thing curatorial prompt, defies description. The chain-link construction can handle several sitters at a time.”

No-Thing frame 01, SO-IL’s answer to the No-Thing curatorial prompt, defies description. The chain-link construction can handle several sitters at a time.Courtesy Dan KuklaNo-Thing Leong Leong’s set of complementary “rockers,” one heavy (made of gneiss stone) and the other light (made of perforated stainless steel)”

No-Thing Leong Leong’s set of complementary “rockers,” one heavy (made of gneiss stone) and the other light (made of perforated stainless steel)Courtesy Dan KuklaNo-Thing MOS’s Model Furniture No. 5 (Table) is among the standouts of No-Thing.”

No-Thing MOS’s Model Furniture No. 5 (Table) is among the standouts of No-Thing.Courtesy Dan KuklaNo-Thing The Chicago-based designer Ania Jaworksa contributed a freestanding bookshelf to “No-Thing.” Its curved base means it cannot be place flat against a wall. ” 

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