Yard Sale Project, ‘Corsican Chairs’, 2011, Todd Merrill Studio
Yard Sale Project, ‘Corsican Chairs’, 2011, Todd Merrill Studio
Yard Sale Project, ‘Corsican Chairs’, 2011, Todd Merrill Studio

Ian Spencer and industrial designer Cairn Young together form the Yard Sale Project, through which they produce one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture that combine the highly accomplished technical design of Cairn Young with the master craftsmanship of Ian Spencer. The “Corsican” chair challenges the traditional view of what a chair should look like: it is asymmetrical and comprised of many types of hardwood, giving the surface a crisp patchwork quality with both light and dark colors. The chair is made from an astonishing array of twenty-six hardwoods. The process by which the woods are combined has been uniquely developed and applied on a large scale by Yard Sale Project in the Cosican series. ard Sale Project’s “Roccapina V” Chair is exhibited in “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY (March 19, 2013- September 15, 2013), Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Florida (October 12, 2013 – January 20, 2014), and the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington (March 7, 2014 – June 30, 2014).