Museum / Design Now - London
8 June2 September 2001
A site specific intervention utilising and celebrating architectural
givens within the assigned exhibition space. The display consists
of two main components that present a selection of work at an unconventional
height and orientation.
Component One: Gallery Floor - a platform with undulating heights
that the furniture pieces rest on. This elevates their top surfaces
to correspond with and re-establish the horizontal datum from within
the glass case. This echoes Foundation 33s self-referential
design methods often used to arrive at and aid systematic form making
through (pre)determined dimensions and given conditions.
Component Two: Glass Case - a plywood box constructed within the
glass display case is built to the height of the existing centre
section. This establishes a horizontal datum, correcting
the contextual asymmetric geometry. The result is a top surface
area of four complete four by eight sheets of plywood. The printed
material is presented horizontally on this surface as opposed to
vertically, conceptually echoing the reorientation of material that
the Multi-Ply tables explore.