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Mirror Chair, from Skin collection, 2013

This is a Mirror Chair. It was designed by Pepe Heykoop.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Pepe Heykoop as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is leather remnants, discarded furniture, water-based adhesive.

A chair rescued from the trash heap is wrapped in leather scraps, providing a new skin and an opportunity to re-examine our relationship with everyday objects. The stark, geometric, mirror back stands in contrast to the organic forms created by the leather wrappings, and the new anatomy generated by familiar materials used in unexpected ways creates an object that is both recognizable and alien.

It is credited Museum purchase from designer.

  • Bulb Lamp, 1966
  • mold-blown glass, chrome-plated metal, incandescent bulb.
  • Gift of Ingo Maurer.
  • 2008-16-1-a,b
  • Mirror
  • H x diam.: 1.5 x 23.5 cm (9/16 x 9 1/4 in.).
  • Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand.
  • 1947-16-3

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Drawing, Chair, ca. 1785–1790
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-2049

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 80 × 60 × 45 cm (31 1/2 × 23 5/8 × 17 11/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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