OBSOLETELY FABULOUS FURNITURE
Obsoletely Fabulous: Reimagining Old Technology through Home Design – An SVA exhibition that was conceived as both a farewell and homeage to objects that once seemed cutting edge, Obsoletely Fabulous asks us to reconsider the role that technology has always played in our lives, playfully recontextualizing the aesthetics of these objects through furniture.
My exhibition pieces for Obsoletely Fabulous were a chair and a lamp, made from an old gramophone and 45rpm records. I designed them based on the following concept: Music is now slipping further from being something we used to consciously make space for in our lives. From sitting down, listening to it and appreciating it, it is now something that is a background for our current, busy lifestyles. Before music became portable, friends and families would sit down together to enjoy music on wind-up gramophones and vinyl records. I wanted this piece to emphasize the beauty of bringing music to the forefront, of listening to it for its own sake, without any other distractions.
School of Visual Arts, New York
MFA Design Entrepreneurship program
Design Direction – Kevin O'Callaghan
Technical Assistance – Joseph Pastor & Kaori Sakai
Exhibition Videographer – Eren Su Kibele Yarman