Clumsy — 'Fit for a King!' Throne, 2024


The classic taverna chair, strewn across sidewalks, cafes and underground bars are an inescapable fixture of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Its traditional design has transcended its utility, now representing stories, immigration, meals shared, and friends gathered.

"I wish to continue this evolution by inviting our pets to relish in the remarkable taverna chair for themselves. The imposing size might suggest it has outgrown us, but maybe we will find new uses for the chairs once we see it from a puppy’s point of view.” – Monique Chiari 


Monique Chiari is an artist and arts worker based on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country. She is the founder of the textile brand Clumsy. With a focus in homewares, Clumsy allows Monique a means of creative expression in art direction and styling, alternative acoustic insulation, music management and community building. Committed to sustainable making practices, each Clumsy object is handcrafted using a combination of recycled water bottle fibres, offcuts collected from local makers, and deadstock natural fabrics. In reflection of the brand name, the objects are imperfect and wobbly. Her pieces offer whimsical solutions to conventional offerings in the home. Monique completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2018, specialising in drawing.



16 Mar - 4 May 2024

PET SHOP is an exhibition exploring the paraphernalia and accoutrement dedicated to pet animals, wildlife and animal husbandry. The exhibition considers our coexistence with animals and how we have adapted our living spaces to accommodate their needs and habits in objects of craft and design.


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Material: recycled plywood offcuts, deadstock mohair wool, recycled water bottle fibres, fabric offcuts.

Dimensions: 102 x 190 x 90cm 

Please note, all works will be available for collection at the end of the exhibition on May 4.Shipping costs may be estimates. Please feel free to contact who will be available to provide an Art Courier quote or shipping costs for larger items.

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