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Friday, November 8, 2013

Presentation House Fundraiser: Re-constructing Sedia 1

I joined the kitchen design team at Inform Interiors almost 3 months ago and I've been really struggling with coming up with new posts ever since.  I fear if I share work related things (and there are some amazing things here) I'll come across as a shill, and if I share non-work related things I may have a conflict of interest.  Fortunately something we discussed at a staff meeting this week avoids either scenario.

Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver is hosting its annual gala and benefit auction on Saturday, November 23, 2013.  The items for this year's auction are really interesting and best of all you can come see many of them ahead of time at the Inform showroom in Gastown.

Sedia 1 creator Enzo Mari
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Some of Vancouver's best artists, designers and architects have been asked to reinterpret and refashion Artek's iconic Sedia 1 chair. This minimalist self-assembled pine chair, originally produced in 1974, is a model of modernist furniture design, noted for its elegance and modesty.

The pieces we've seen in the showroom so far have been thought-provoking and beyond creative.  My personal favourite is Lukas Peet's treatment of the chair, assembling the contents of the Sedia 1 box like a tanagram.  Upon closer inspection you'll notice the subtle painting of the edges of each piece.

Omer Arbel seems to have developed a love affair with the sand-blaster used to shape his chair.  It has the appearance of something left over from a nuclear blast; something that would collapse if you looked at it the wrong way.

The event will be hosted at Secret Location at 1 Water Street in historic Gastown.  Full details are available at the auction website [CLICK].

In the meantime, follow Inform Interiors on Facebook, Google+, or Instagram to see more interpretations of Sedia 1.

Participating artists:
OMER ARBEL 
RUSSELL BAKER 
PETER CARDEW 
JAVIER CAMPOS AND ELSPETH PRATT 
DOUGLAS COUPLAND 
BEAU DICK 
BABAK GOLKAR 
BRIAN JUNGEN 
CHRISTIAN KLIEGEL AND ERICA STOCKING 
TIM LEE 
AL MCWILLIAMS 
STEVE MCFARLANE 
JON AND PAT PATKAU 
LUKAS PEET 
GORDON SMITH 
REECE TERRIS 
JOHN WALL 
INNES YATES

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