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This gallery furniture for the Figure One exhibition space in Champaign, Illinois by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design With Company has a number of faces. It can be configured into a desk for an attendant, a table, an information kiosk, a desk for two or fold up to — Continue reading …




 

 

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This gallery furniture for the Figure One exhibition space in Champaign, Illinois by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design With Company has a number of faces. It can be configured into a desk for an attendant, a table, an information kiosk, a desk for two or fold up to lean against the wall when not in use. The flexibility allows the unit to adapt to the changing needs of the gallery and exhibiting artists – that might find a fixed desk limiting or intrusive – while providing unexpected arrangements and variation for the space.

Leaning

The inspiration came from the plywood signage the gallery leans against the wall to announce the names of artists and current shows. When unfolded, it looks like another plywood sign, but this one has a secret. Small shadow lines subdivide the sheets into a modular composition of panels that provide evidence of the structure hidden inside.

upright

folding

desk

Materials of the furniture piece are mass-produced everyday products that we “misused” and given value through craft and workmanship. The construction is birch hollow core doors that are stitched back together with black piano hinges. The doors are lightweight, durable, and correctly sized for the hardware that is typically found in doorways. Spring-loaded latches hold the panels in specific configurations to provide stability and lateral support. The felt interior creates a soft lining for the gallery attendant, offers acoustic dampening and pinup space for postcards and other gallery ephemera.
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Year: 2011
Location: Champaign, IL
Team: Stewart Hicks, Allison Nemeyer w/ Amy Kuo
Photography: Wallo Villacorta


 

 

 
 
 

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