Todd Merrill Studio represents the unique seating by Chris Rucker, innovatively made from recycled construction materials. Challenging everyday transient objects, the Low Club Chair is made of construction mild steel with black wax. As it is available on a commission basis, this piece can be made suitable for outdoor requirements. Other options are powder coated, blackened, or stainless steel.
Its sleek and minimalist design simultaneously accentuates and then disrupts its materials' original purposes. Reestablishing the durable and disposable into the delicate and permanent, the artist turns form and function inside out. Across his repertoire, Rucker makes elegant designs out of objects that seldom enter a gallery space except when they are transporting a work of art (construction steel, OSB, plywood, packing blankets); the one-of-a-kind chairs enter a dynamic relationship with any art curated near them--pieces that require Rucker’s materials for protection, but instead share with them an exhibition stage or designed interior space.
As the artist works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality can be accommodated for a bespoke piece of furniture.
In 2016, Rucker was the first American artist invited to create an installation at the Made in Cloister art and design center in Naples, Italy. His work resides in the collections of Steven Klein, Dennis Freedman, Neville Wakefield, Camilla Nickerson, and Madonna.