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Fencing Lounge Chair, 2011

Canvas, Stainless Steel, Rivets
30 × 42 × 40 in
76.2 × 106.7 × 101.6 cm
About the work

Inspired by the structural makeup of a fencing mask, the fencing lounge chair shape and structure …

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Inspired by the structural makeup of a fencing mask, the fencing lounge chair shape and structure is welded together using steel rods. Steel mesh is then cut to shape and attached to the steel rods. Canvas salvaged from truck canopy in Brazil are then cut and sewn into strips and placed on top of the steel rods and …

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Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
American, b. 1983
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Dubbed “the re-inventor”, designer and founder of BRC Designs Benjamin Rollins Caldwell creates furniture from both traditional and unconventional materials—from wood, metal, glass, plastic, and stone, to playing cards, defunct pianos, reclaimed computer parts, books, bottle caps, and children’s toys. Caldwell sources materials from thrift and antique stores, and junk yards, and has said, “sometimes the objects I discover simply inspire an overall design idea, and other times the objects actually become the raw material for the piece.” His “binary collection”, which garnered attention recently when Lady Gaga featured one of Caldwell’s chairs on the cover of her ArtPop album, incorporates motherboards, computer chips, and LED screens. Other designs have included a lamp composed of recycled piano keys, and a chair and table made from copper piping.

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About the work

Inspired by the structural makeup of a fencing mask, the fencing lounge chair shape and structure …

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Inspired by the structural makeup of a fencing mask, the fencing lounge chair shape and structure is welded together using steel rods. Steel mesh is then cut to shape and attached to the steel rods. Canvas salvaged from truck canopy in Brazil are then cut and sewn into strips and placed on top of the steel rods and …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
American, b. 1983
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Dubbed “the re-inventor”, designer and founder of BRC Designs Benjamin Rollins Caldwell creates furniture from both traditional and unconventional materials—from wood, metal, glass, plastic, and stone, to playing cards, defunct pianos, reclaimed computer parts, books, bottle caps, and children’s toys. Caldwell sources materials from thrift and antique stores, and junk yards, and has said, “sometimes the objects I discover simply inspire an overall design idea, and other times the objects actually become the raw material for the piece.” His “binary collection”, which garnered attention recently when Lady Gaga featured one of Caldwell’s chairs on the cover of her ArtPop album, incorporates motherboards, computer chips, and LED screens. Other designs have included a lamp composed of recycled piano keys, and a chair and table made from copper piping.

Fencing Lounge Chair, 2011

Canvas, Stainless Steel, Rivets
30 × 42 × 40 in
76.2 × 106.7 × 101.6 cm
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