last night at the spring masters new york art fair, i saw these awesome sand chairs by kueng caputo from salon 94. i love how the artists have taken a common object, a stool, and transformed it into an abstracted and colorful work of art.
more about the work: "the sand chair series by young swiss-born design collaborative kueng caputo are scupltural, colorful furniture. the works are made from cut blocks of styrofoam cast with a mixture of sand, mortar and colored pigments. the unique all-purpose pieces are functional stools or side tables that can be used indoors or outdoors.
sara kueng and lovis caputo have worked together since they were both students of design at the hgkz zurich from 2004 to 2008. their design practice emphasizes color and the handmade, understatement and improvisation."