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Artist Tadashi Kawamata Stacks Hundreds of Chairs Into a 20-Foot-High Sculpture
Posted By Ana Lisa On February 6, 2013 @ 1:18 pm In Architecture,Art,Design,Gallery,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Social Design | No Comments
Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata created the soaring 20-foot-high dome made entirely from stacked chairs! Dubbed 'Chairs For Abu Dhabi', the unique ready-made structure invited people to walk through it and take a rest in one of the comfy seats inside it.
Born in Hokkaido , Japan, Kawamata  has been featured in important international events from a very young age. He creates smashing art installations using scrap materials  and repurposed objects like pallets, waste wood, and in this case hundreds of assorted chairs. Made from a mixture of all kinds of seats — including armchairs, sofas, benches and stools  – the habitable sculpture pays homage to humanity’s diversity, unity and interconnectedness.
It took Kawamata five days to build Chairs For Abu Dhabi, a brilliant structure that reaches the gallery’s 20-foot-tall ceiling. The art piece was one of the main attractions at Abu Dhabi’s 2012 biennale , where it provided the bustling event with an iconic eco-friendly pavilion  that was difficult to miss. Formidable, convenient and unique, the shelter served as a popular meeting point throughout the festival.
Via Junk-Culture 
Photo © Daniel Suarez for Reuters
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URLs in this post:
 Hokkaido: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido
 Kawamata: http://inhabitat.com/tadashi-kawamatas-under-the-water-imagines-the-debris-from-japans-tsunami/
 scrap materials: http://inhabitat.com/crushed-pet-bottles-form-a-giant-glowing-sculpture-at-venice-architecture-bienniale/
 stools: http://inhabitat.com/studio-swines-sea-chair-is-made-from-recycled-plastic-ocean-waste/
 Abu Dhabi’s 2012 biennale: http://www.abudhabiartfair.ae/en/
 pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/6-cozy-cocoons-to-retreat-from-the-world/
 + Tadashi Kawamata: http://www.tk-onthetable.com/index.html
 Junk-Culture: http://www.junk-culture.com/2012/11/tadashi-kawamata-chairs-for-abu-dhabi.html
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