NOW OPEN AT FRIEDMAN BENDA : Daniel Arsham’s Objects for Living II

Daniel Arsham’s Objects for Living II opened last Thursday, September 9 and will be on view through September 25.

While spending extensive time this past year at home in lockdown and in the face of a new work from home reality, the collection was designed as a personal reflection on what objects he himself would want to live with. Arsham, whose bold and seemingly limitless approach has included art, architecture, performance, fashion and film, poetically blends multiple universes into his ambitious design practice.

The show features a diverse presentation of furniture including sofas, chairs, beds, dining tables, benches, lamps, and mirrors. The work on view is informed by personally significant cues and motifs taken from Arsham’s daily life, with many of the forms originating from freely sculpted maquettes made of his children’s playdoh and exploring the immediacy and playfulness the material allows.

Photo courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham.
Photography by Daniel Kukla.