The exhibition is a free form experiment with the chair as the focal point and consists of the five types of dining chair, stool, barstool, armchair and bench.
The furniture is both recognizable and yet abstract fabrications of the chair as a type.
They stand and vibrate like a kind of double vision that both opens and closes, and the ephemeral lines are held in place by the voluminous cushions, which give the chairs both body and heart.
Inspired by the fashion world’s Haute Couture, the furniture is crafted with an artistic dimension that raises more questions than it answers.
Are the chairs coming together and becoming functional chairs, or are they splitting into artistic abstractions?
In the exhibition, furniture artist Rasmus Bækkel Fex insists on staying in the question in his search for the point where you can see the furniture as both-and instead of either-or, as if he deliberately sits between two chairs.
The furniture is made of maple, and the furniture textile is Remix from Kvadrat processed with a pattern created by Margrethe Odgaard.
Made at the Statens Værksteder for Art in the spring of 2022 with support from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Jubilæumsfond and the Beckett Foundation.