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Misha Kahn

American, b. 1989

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Misha Kahn

American, b. 1989

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Working at the intersection of design and sculpture, Misha Kahn creates objects whose function is masked by the unusual assemblage of objects he uses to create them. Kahn designs his objects by hand with unorthodox materials such as pool noodles and fishing wire and often produces the final work through digital means, creating an interplay between the handmade and the technological. “Misha creates work for a parallel wonderland, where traditional perception of material and structure is pushed to the edges of the room to make space for one big party,” designer John Maeda, who has collaborated with Kahn, has said about the artist. Kahn has collaborated with artists as well, creating objects for installations by Bjarne Melgaard.

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Working at the intersection of design and sculpture, Misha Kahn creates objects whose function is masked by the unusual assemblage of objects he uses to create them. Kahn designs his objects by hand with unorthodox materials such as pool noodles and fishing wire and often produces the final work through digital means, creating an interplay between the handmade and the technological. “Misha creates work for a parallel wonderland, where traditional perception of material and structure is pushed to the edges of the room to make space for one big party,” designer John Maeda, who has collaborated with Kahn, has said about the artist. Kahn has collaborated with artists as well, creating objects for installations by Bjarne Melgaard.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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