pablo reinoso: thonet chair sculptures
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jan 16, 2011
pablo reinoso: thonet chair sculptures


TH 24 07
photo: estudio cavallero

in his continued exploration and manipulation of the iconic thonet chair,
paris-based pablo reinoso has produced a series of sculptural objects which
physically extend the bentwood furniture piece beyond the chair’s normal boundaries.


TH 14 05
wood
87 x 180 x 74 cm
photo: maxime ruiz

for one group of objects, reinoso has duplicated and stretched the back’s of the chairs,
to create in someway a projection of a distorted, elongated ‘shadows’ captured in the bentwood.
these extensions also act as structural support for the pieces.


TH 16 06
photo: estudio cavallero


TH 04 05
wood
variable dimensions
photo: carlos yebra

in another set, he has focused on the transformation of the chair’s seat,
replicating the circular frame and utilizing the caning material in an alternative way.
in ‘TH 04 05′, he has multiplied the seat four times, using vegetal fibres to connect the
additional circular frames as if it is falling out of itself.


TH 13 05
wood
146 x 45cm diameter
photo: carlos yebra

with ‘TH 13 05′, reinoso has pulled the chair seat upwards in a vertical structure,
using three additional frames to create a tubular form which cannot be sat on.


TH 06 05
wood
86 x 45 cm diameter
photo: carlos yebra

‘TH 06 05′ pushes the seat into a downward’s motion, creating a basket-like form within the frame.


TH 21 06
wood
variable dimensions
photo: estudio cavallero

instead of using the caning vegetal fibres in their typical form,
‘TH 21 06′ and ‘TH 09 05′ exhibit them in their natural unwoven state,
flowing outwards and gathering in huge masses around the bases of the chairs themselves.


TH 09 05
wood
variable dimensions
photo: carlos yebra

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