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Gigantic Furniture for Giants
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Gigantic Furniture for Giants

Robert Therrien is a visual artist that creates oversized furniture that even the highest basketball players would have serious problems reaching the top of. His unique furniture has had no commercial success due to it being an ergonomic disaster. However, when re-envisioned as sculpture art, the appeal becomes apparent.

His enormous sculptures and installation art have been exhibited in various galleries throughout the world. Ironically, he is influenced by Minimalism which explains the simple colors and shapes used in his works. The contemporary artist is also interested in reconsidering our perceptions of space and recreating the childlike wonder of feeling small next to his works. These interesting furniture designs probably wouldn’t fit in our houses though.

“Therrien made a significant breakthrough back in 1993 when he found that by recreating everyday objects true to their original material and color, but on a greatly enlarged scale, the viewer’s relationship to them changed dramatically. This great finding influenced all his ensuing work.” – Gagosian Gallery. (sources: 1 | 2 | 3)

Photo by Robert McKeever

Photo by Robert McKeever

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