Tom Sachs Debuts Industrial Furniture Collection at Design Miami/ 2017

Inspired by Japanese sawhorses.

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Tom Sachs has had a particularly stellar year in the footwear world with his Nike Mars Yard 2.0 sneaker, but the American contemporary artist’s focal point has always been on his sculptural works, a category for which he’s been making one-off furniture pieces for over 30 years. Now for the very first time, Sachs ventures into industrialized production with a new furniture collection that’s on display at Design Miami/ 2017 at Salon 94 Design‘s Curio exhibition.

The furniture collection takes design cues from traditional Japanese sawhorses, whose construction focuses on advanced compression joints and finely planed wood surfaces. Each piece of Tom Sachs’ furniture range was milled by a robot and hand-finished and assembled in Sachs’ studio in NYC. The flagship “X-Chairs” consist of plywood planes milled with lightening holes (the circle motif that not only creates a visual pattern but also lightens the weight of the piece), coated in latex paint and finished-off with polycarbonate seats and backs. The lounge chairs are constructed of the same base framework, with the addition of Vibram rubber accents and seat cushions made from Spinneybeck leather and high-density foam and down filler.

Flip through the pieces above and for more Design Miami/ content, take a look at Louis Vuitton’s sleek Objets Nomades furniture display.

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