Anna Varendorff — Concentric Chair, 2022
Concentric Chair, made from discarded bike wheels and formed stainless steel, is a utilitarian object constructed principally from other end-of-life objects re-employed. The project results in a functional chair without the need for re-processing the materials again into a new form, thus skipping an additional layer of manufacture. The design calls upon the open-source projects of Socialist Italian design such as Enzo Mari's do-it-yourself furniture. It imagines a new purpose through playful reconstruction.
Anna Varendorff is an artist and designer working in Naarm/ Melbourne. She works with conceptual jewellery, installation, sculpture, design and production and has amassed an almost cult following for her distinctive curved brass sculptures, created under the name ACV Studio. Her practice is inspired by many other artists and creatives, particularly those whose work encourages a direct relationship between the object and the audience
Varendorff has exhibited in Australia and Internationally since 2004 including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and with Local Design in Milan in 2017, 2018 and 2019. ACV Studio's work 'Glass Half Full Vase' was the winner of a 2018 Wallpaper* Designer Of The Year Award.
Anna Varendorff, Ash Allen, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bern Chandley, Bonhula Yunupingu & Damien Wright, Brodie Neill, Brud Studia, Cordon Salon, Dean Norton, Duncan Young & Noah Hartley, Georgia Weitenberg, Isabel Avendano-Hazbun, James Lemon, Jess Humpston, Jill Stevenson, Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, Nicole Lawrence & Thomas Coward, Liam Mugavin, Marta Figueiredo, Michael Gittings, Sam Tomkins, Iain [Max] Maxwell & Ben Ennis-Butler, Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions, Two Lines Studio, Zachary Frankel.
'The Chair' exhibition is the first in a series presented by Craft Victoria honouring iconic objects of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.
Material: Stainless steel, old bike wheels
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