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VANITY CHAIR

2011

zebrawood, velvet

14”L X 15”W X 19”H X 32”H

Vanity Chair is a study in assimilating decorative references across eras, as it distills and articulates the innate qualities of the Deco style through a sobering contemporary lens. In removing extraneous embellishments in favor of a cleaner aesthetic, the rich characteristics of the materials serve directly as the primary textural and visual features of the piece, elevated to their full expressive potential. The form of the chair also takes its cues from shapes prevalent in the original movement; again reduced to elemental qualities. This process of simplification demonstrates the potential for referential homage in a language that is both relevant and contemporary.