Sushi Chair

Date:

2002

Artist:

Campana Brothers (Brazilian, founded 1984)
Fernando Campana (Brazilian, born 1961) and Humberto Campana (Brazilian, born 1953)
Manufactured by Edra (Italian, founded 1987)

About this artwork

An enlarged figurative aesthetic does not have to be grounded only in forms found in nature; it can also be borrowed from disciplines such as the culinary arts and medicine. An example of the former is Fernando and Humberto Campana’s Sushi Chair, produced by Edra. The chair is mostly handcrafted and made in a manner that is similar to the assembly of a sushi roll. The fabric is rolled, mechanically sewn together, and cut, before the entire unit is flipped to its upright position. The oversize Sushi Chair is emblematic of the Campana brothers’ anti-intellectual approach and their interest in handcrafted techniques that yield aesthetically unique, inventive designs.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Campana Brothers

Title

Sushi Chair

Origin

Brazil

Date

2002

Medium

Multicolored fabric (including cotton, polyester, blends of both, polyurethane padded foam, and polyethylene/astroturf), wrapped and cut over stainless steel frame

Dimensions

64.8 x 83.8 x 95.3 cm (25 1/2 x 33 x 37 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.110

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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