Hongtao Zhou, maker of frozen furniture (blogged earlier this year), continues his seasonal exploration with From dumpster to Halloween and Christmas. A weird title for a weird (and great) project.
According to Zhou, the chair was found lying broken amongst holiday ads in a Madison, Wisconsin dumpster. Zhou concluded that the chair must have been thrown away prior to seasonal decorating and asked himself, "Should a chair also have holidays?" In response, he fixed this chair and turned it into a Halloween character, with sawdust and wood scraps used as the dripping "blood" of trees.
From Zhou: "Enjoy Halloween and Christmas my chair friend."
We're still trying to figure out the Christmas part...will this chair receive gifts?
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.