Wayne Northcross on Art as Furniture

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Paravent/Screen (2006) by Maria Pergay. (Photo: Courtesy of Demisch Danant)

Contemporary painting, sculpture and furniture are increasingly exhibited side by side in galleries and museums worldwide. Confronted with a minimal gallery or museum white box, artists often see in the void a rich opportunity to solve spatial challenges, propose questions about how we inhabit or exist in personal and private space—often with wit, pathos, drama and elegance. Not unlike moving into an unfurnished home or apartment.

Why not take a page from their book to design your own space with limited-edition, functional furniture art? Or, consider securing a private commission that reflects your taste and serves as a creative ground for artists to explore innovative design strategies and creative goals.

Read more: http://observer.com/2015/10/how-customized-furniture-and-commissioned-art-can-transform-a-home/