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You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory Chest of Drawers

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You Can’t Lay Down Your Memory Chest of Drawers

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Tejo Remy (Dutch, born 1960), designer and maker

Date

designed 1991, fabricated 2008

Medium

Maple, various preexisting drawers, jute furniture mover's strap, and metal

Accession #

2008.161

Dimensions

24 x 34 inches

Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 419

Description

Tejo Remy’s concept for this chest is a functional and visual marker of spaces to hold and retain memories. By creating a new context for old, forgotten parts (the drawers), he recycles the works and the meaning found within and around them. In 2008, the High sent out a statewide call for submissions of drawers from any type of furniture to be included; the chosen entries were assembled on site by Remy based on the original design Remy first debuted with Droog in 1991. His design philosophy champions a more responsible, moral, and simplistic approach, as demonstrated with these repurposed drawers.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Friends of the Decorative Arts

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