Yard Sale Project, OSMA Chair, UK, 2013
Yard Sale Project Osma Chair UK 2013 – Todd Merrill
A Unique design and inventively material driven sculpture, the “OSMA” chair is made by hand, entirely from Polypropylene plumbing pipes that have been hand-cut and hand-sanded together.
The chair is designed to be buried six inches deep in a lawn or garden, allowing plants to grow up through its pipes, converting the chair into a living part of the garden. The seat shape is both deceptively comfortable and practical, as it will never store water on its surface.
The chair follows the Yard Sale Project’s “Chaos theory”, with the chaotic alignment of three different sized pipes used in its construction. The overall shape is based on the hexagonal ‘honeycomb’ shape that naturally forms with tessalated circles, but by using three different sized circles, the pattern has been broken up. OSMA is the first in a range of seats and tables made in this way for outdoor use. The name, OSMA, originates from the trade name of the pipes.
Yard Sale Project’s pieces reside in prestigious collections and are exhibited in museums and art fairs worldwide, such as the Roccapina V Chair was exhibited in “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY (March 19, 2013- September 15, 2013). Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Florida (October 12, 2013 – January 20, 2014), and the Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington (March 7, 2014 – June 30, 2014). Dimensions: 3.5′ H x 4′ W x 3′ D
Yard Sale Project
Polypropelyne plumbing pipes
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