Mar 10, 2019 08:07 PM EDT
Tom Sachs, a New York-born sculptor famous for his elaborate recreations of various modern icons, has just released a new design of a sculptural chair which is called the Shop Chair. Before the unveiling of the chair, Sachs has released the second edition of his Caprice Owner's Manual book early during this year. The work of the sculptor are mostly masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. For this one, he has chosen to showcase a fully-functioning wooden chair.
The Shop Chair is made of maple plywood with detail engravings that are made by hand. The chair is made in the United States and will each be given a sequential number. The sculptural chair is held together by steel screws and rubber flex mounts. Each chair will be delivered already assembled with an edition plate where the designated sequential numbers would be printed. Sachs created the chair to stand at 33.5 inches with a seat measuring 18.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Designers have described Sachs' newest masterpiece as "perfect" for one's home. It is currently available through the sculptor's website at $2000 and will be delivered to their new homes on or before the 25th of May, 2019.
The artist makes sure to have his inspirations reflected on his works, even the steps taken to get to the result are displayed. They say that this means that all the sculptor's works are unfinished. All joints, screws, nails, and the like are exposed. His masterpieces can always be stripped down and dismantled. For the artist, this just shows that everything can always be redesigned and improved.
Sachs studied in London's Architectural Association in 1987. Two years later, the sculptor had his Bachelor's Degree at Bennington College in Vermont. In 2012, Sacks won the Aspen Art Award while the Architectural Association Furniture Prize was awarded back in 1987.
The renowned sculptor has started showing the world his masterpieces in 1990, as his online biography states. His work during the time was called "150 Chevy Vans I Did Not Buy" which is a fanzine. He has been making numerous artworks since then. His other works include a sculpture of Knoll furniture made of phonebooks and duct tape, a recreation of the 1952 Unité d'Habitation by the famous architect, Le Corbusier, using only some foam core and a glue gun. Some of his most recent exhibitions include "Objects of Devotion" at Sperone Westwater, in New York, "Toms Sachs: Tea Ceremony" held at Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and "Bronze" which was displayed in the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen.
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