Wednesday, November 5, 2008

David Byrne Chairs

This was from Byrne's exhibit two years ago. We thought of sharing them to you because as they say, "they're too good not to share."

In 2006, an exhibit featured a group of Byrne’s imaginative sketches embroidered onto upholstery fabric and unique chair designs. Byrne conceives working pieces of furniture from unconventional materials, transforming the everyday chair into something surprising and inventive.

His Filing Cabinet Chair puts an unexpected twist on a basic piece of office equipment by subverting its normal purpose. Rather than storing documents, this cabinet has only a single shelf that pulls out for seating.

Click "Read More" to view the rest of the entry and more of Byrne's surrealistic chair designs.

The Hairstrand

Byrne’s Molecule Chair expands the model of a microscopic structure into a fully realized functional object.


You might be surprised to know that David Byrne is best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991.

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