Photo Phurniture – A New Form of Art + It’s GREEN
Inspired by the 2009 NACE Fundraiser: “Wicked Table Top Competition” Each year we get to think “out of the box” on how to display our images- we’ve done images on cakes, table runners, isle runners, ice sculptures, confetti and more. This year as we move to make our studio as Green as possible we came up with the concept of Foto Furniture. It pairs my love of thrift shops and color- with my husbands photographic and carpentry skills. We found these great old chairs that were begging for a new life- painted them and reupholstered them with photographic images on material. These “chair children” are 7 nieces and nephews in there portrayal of what they would look like if someone sat on them. What a scream to photograph! Our table won for its catagory and the chairs were a huge hit- with many asking how they could buy their own!-M
It is photography, it’s furniture and art. It is totally cool because it is a nexus of a number of things we think are important. It has a photographic component, it is funky artsy and it is Green. From a “Green” Perspective it is a perfect “Recycle, Reuse & Re-purpose” project. In this case, the chairs were no longer wanted. They were a little soiled and beat up, but in great shape structurally. We had the funny photo idea of putting faces on the chairs with the notion of “what face would you pull if some one was going to sit on you”. The picture on the seats and bold color gave it a funky out of the box look that you won’t see anywhere else.
We cleaned, painted and then printed images on fabric to recover the seat. (note: we do the fabric printing in-house). When completed they are a great art converstion piece and functional. Our next project is reworking a table… We have the table, now we need the right photos. We will post photos of the table when we complete the project.- S
To all of you who have asked- YES We can make these for you! We can use your chairs and table or we can provide you with options. These are speciality projects and will be priced individually. Variables to consider include the origins of the furniture, the photographs and the timeline for production. They will generally take several weeks to produce.