Thomas Barger Topples Rural Luxury in Alien-Like Sculptural Furniture

As part of a new exhibition in Seoul called “Sugar Dish.”

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Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Barger is known for his vivid sculptural furniture. Appearing as if they’ve been pulled from a psychedelic clay animation, Barger’s adventurous designs are implemented across dining chairs, benches, coffee tables and other furniture. The young designer recently unveiled a new series of home objects as part of a solo exhibition at Supply Seoul called “Sugar Dish.”

The latest presentation sees the artist wrestling with the concept of “rural luxury,” as per Salon 94. Key furniture items include a tooth-like stool, a chair with a backrest that evokes underwater coral forms and a pulpy monotone bench.

“These new works not only take on forms that resemble the objects from Barger’s younger years, they also begin a dialogue with elements of utility which point to his memories of growing up queer in a rural context,” added the website.

View the “Sugar Dish” designs above and visit Salon 94’s website for further details. The exhibition is on view at Supply Seoul until August 15.

Elsewhere in design, Kanye West unveiled his new Calabasas Dome concept houses.

Supply Seoul
Seongsuil-ro, 9 지하
Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
South Korea

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