milled steel structure painted with auto body paint, 2001, sizes variable
Extensive reading about the life of Virginia Woolf preceded the development of this series. I was fascinated by how her relationships with family, friends, and lovers seemed to have no hierarchy. No one loved more than the other, no one worked harder in the relationship; and sometimes there were equal amounts of tension. The piece developed into the form of the loveseat which was used to illustrate the conversation about the potential lack of hierarchy in the built world. The loveseat is designed as an equal or balanced condition by the function specific to the relationship. For example, the Loveseat for Vanessa Bell and Virginia is for two brilliant sisters: the piece has multiple directions depending on who is leading the charge in life at that time.
Furniture photos by Omar Toro