‘mate’ interlocking sculpture by dave rittinger
the mate concept combination chair and side table is a functional interlocking sculpture by brooklyn based artist and designer
dave rittinger. the monolithic block of 2×3 planks is made from reclaimed lumber the artist gathered from an ongoing renovation
in his apartment building. the contrast between the rough-hewn texture of the buildings original stud walls, with occasional
marks from lathe and plaster, to the fresh cut end grain.
rittinger explains, ‘originally the idea was to split each piece by jumping on it so the breaks would be more of a natural splintery
fragmentation – instead i reverted to all clean cuts, which essentially lead to both sections nesting properly.’
unmated laid out