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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

Tadashi Kawamata, Hokkaido, recycled chairs, United Arab Emirates, Chairs For Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, japanese art, meeting point, Abu Dhabi art fair, shelter, Architecture, Art, social design, Recycled Materials, green furniture,

Born in Hokkaido [1], Japan, Kawamata [2] has been featured in important international events from a very young age. He creates smashing art installations using scrap materials [3] 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 [4] – 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 [5], where it provided the bustling event with an iconic eco-friendly pavilion [6] that was difficult to miss. Formidable, convenient and unique, the shelter served as a popular meeting point throughout the festival.

+ Tadashi Kawamata [7]

+ Abu Dhabi Art Fair [5]

Via Junk-Culture [8]

Photo © Daniel Suarez for Reuters

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[1] Hokkaido: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido

[2] Kawamata: http://inhabitat.com/tadashi-kawamatas-under-the-water-imagines-the-debris-from-japans-tsunami/

[3] scrap materials: http://inhabitat.com/crushed-pet-bottles-form-a-giant-glowing-sculpture-at-venice-architecture-bienniale/

[4] stools: http://inhabitat.com/studio-swines-sea-chair-is-made-from-recycled-plastic-ocean-waste/

[5] Abu Dhabi’s 2012 biennale: http://www.abudhabiartfair.ae/en/

[6] pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/6-cozy-cocoons-to-retreat-from-the-world/

[7] + Tadashi Kawamata: http://www.tk-onthetable.com/index.html

[8] Junk-Culture: http://www.junk-culture.com/2012/11/tadashi-kawamata-chairs-for-abu-dhabi.html

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