Consumer's Rest Chair, ca. 1991
The shopping cart is the icon of modern consumerism. This chair is made of the same bent, chromed wire used to make shopping carts around the world. In addition to playing with image and function, the chair offers an editorial comment on the role of consumerism in the 1980s, becoming a document of a decade. The chair was originally created as a unique work of art—it is with great irony that this highly-charged critique of consumerism has since become a consumer item itself. (August 14, 1991)
This object was
It is credited
Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 103.3 x 72 x 75 cm (40 11/16 x 28 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Consumer's Rest Chair, ca. 1991. metal. Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund. 1992-112-1.