CHRIS SCHANCK (2 articles)

chris schanck’s work embraces the tension between dilapidation and opulence, asking us to find unconventional beauty in the imperfect.
chris schanck was born in pittsburgh in 1975 and grew up in dallas. the designer received a bachelor’s of fine art degree in sculpture from the school of visual arts and a master’s of fine arts degree in design from cranbrook academy of art. upon graduating in 2011, schanck founded a studio in detroit employing over a dozen artists, students, and craftspeople. based in a former factory in banglatown, a neighborhood with a dense immigrant population, the local community plays a key role in schanck’s egalitarian studio practice, which brings outsiders into design culture.

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