A series of converted readymade riding saddles, “Lasso” takes the form of domestic seating. Made from a retired piece of sporting equipment, the saddle takes on a new meaning—shifting the erratic movement of a rider on horseback into the mundane, monotonous back and forth of a simple rocking chair.
An apparent absence: no horse, no stable, no riding, “Lasso” lacks its original intended context, and when seen in a typical domestic space, its shape appears strange and atypical. Its most chair-like quality is its obvious reference to the classic Thonet bentwood chair design, found en masse alongside the sidewalk cafés of European capitals.
About Ika Künzel
German, b. 1978, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany