Roy McMakin: When is a chair not a chair?


Published by Skira Rizzoli (2010)

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0847833577

Language: English

This is the long-anticipated comprehensive monograph on the artist, furniture designer, and architect Roy McMakin. McMakin’s seemingly simple chairs, tables, dressers, and other furniture pieces at first appear childlike and often whimsical; upon closer inspection these pieces evoke contemporary art references as well as domestic archetypal forms. Each piece of furniture, interior, or art installation is infused with rigor as well as humor through tweaked proportions, innately sculptural forms, and craftsmanship of the highest order. This long-awaited volume collects McMakin’s most important creations and includes commissions from his thirty-year career along with texts by John Baldessari, Michael Darling, Lisa Eisner, Michael Ned Holte and Roy McMakin.