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Paul Kelley and BOB system. In short: modular piece of furniture.

Magnets inside each individual block allow for endless number of combinations of this modular piece of furniture.  Combinations of the blocks can create tables, chairs or stacks. I think it’s very practical solution for small spaces . It’s also source of fun and customer . This creative piece of furniture is made from copper, which has been left unlacquered and it allows the copper to oxidise with time.  I think that it’s very minimalistic and functional. It would suit perfectly in some interior where everything else  has square form  and  it would match with leather furniture in similar colours ( black and dark brown) .

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Informations and pictures taken from : http://come-home-to-copper.co.uk/bob-system-paul-kelley

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Objectifying of woman in art and design. female furniture by Allen Jones.

The fact that woman often appears to have objectified status in art isn’t any surprise. What really amazed me is  that woman has been objectified by male artists, since a prehistoric sculptor  carved the Venus of Willendorf from a lump of rock nearly 28,000 years ago. That sounds like a very long time. Since then the female figure has been objectified as a fertility goddess, as perfect product and an object  of desire.

 

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Allen Jones is a great example of artist, who’s work has a flow of feminist movement. His work is full of irony and it’s quite straightforward. Allen Jones was creating his work in 60’s , and it was the time when woman had narrow range of roles. Women were wife’s, mothers and generally house keepers.  Female furniture by Allen Jones is a clear definition of objectification of woman. Jones’ work  became as well  a symbol for the male sexual culture of the time.

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In a nutshell : The most controversial furniture I’ve ever seen. Very sexual and provocative.  Woman as an object literally and in metaphor.