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Spider Lounge Chair, 2010

Stainless Steel, Recycled Zippers and Silk Ties, Foam
24 × 33 × 24 in
61 × 83.8 × 61 cm
About the work

Inspired by the texture of the other Wolf Spider which Carries its young on its back, this Chair is …

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Inspired by the texture of the other Wolf Spider which Carries its young on its back, this Chair is fabricated from stainless steel. The cushions are made from recycle zippers and silk ties and although look uncomfortable, are surprisingly comfortable.

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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.

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About the work

Inspired by the texture of the other Wolf Spider which Carries its young on its back, this Chair is …

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Inspired by the texture of the other Wolf Spider which Carries its young on its back, this Chair is fabricated from stainless steel. The cushions are made from recycle zippers and silk ties and although look uncomfortable, are surprisingly comfortable.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
American, b. 1983
Follow

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.

Spider Lounge Chair, 2010

Stainless Steel, Recycled Zippers and Silk Ties, Foam
24 × 33 × 24 in
61 × 83.8 × 61 cm
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