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Giant Furniture Answered

Not content with regular furniture, artist Robert Therrien has created his own set of massive tables and chairs. They look like they'd be fun to see in person and have your sense of scale thrown out the window.

Oversized Furniture for Giants
via Neatorama

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craftyv
craftyv

10 years ago

Giant furniture and anything made out of it's usual size range always makes me smile whether real or photoshop. But you really have to see them as art instalations to really get the impact that they make. Enjoy them anyway.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

10 years ago

In a way, this furniture would have some actual use in demonstrating to full-sized adults the perspective of children and little people.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago


I see your giant chairs, and raise you this one I saw in Geneva.

(It's outside the UN, a "statement" about landmines.)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I give up...what's it saying about them?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Notice the missing front leg...

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Don't sit on one, because you'll end up very high up in the air.

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zascecs
zascecs

Reply 10 years ago

Maybe those are just really small people...?

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Saiboogu
Saiboogu

10 years ago

I really hate being that person, but... These aren't real, are they? OK, looking through the artist's portfolio.. He doesn't have details on this exhibit posted, but he does do some photo manipulations. Not to get into a big "this isn't art" thing, but photoshoped pictures aren't really as cool as the (implied) giant furniture would have been. Unless someone knows where these are exhibited?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Ah, ha! Well, played, sir. With fewer words, you posted just before I did.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

A trivial Google search found the Gagosian Gallery's information on Thierren. The "folding table and chairs," from 2007, are listed in their catalog as actual objects, 8x8x10 feet, "metal and fabric." There's also a stack of "plates and bowls," 4 feet in diameter, made from polyurethane foam.

The Public Art Fund (non-profit) shows the wooden table and chairs from a 2005 outdoor exhibit.

Either there is a massive conspiracy among art galleries and organizations to fool you, or you're making assumptions without evidence or research.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Oooh, Ooh! I bet I know which one Occam's razor points to!

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MichellePar
MichellePar

10 years ago

They look so perfect! If those people weren't there, I'd suspect someone of playing a practical joke. Very cool!