In a series entitled TP-160, Richter has transformed stacks of toilet paper rolls into a modernist chair and ottoman. I appropriate a commodity and reconfigure it as an object with a fundamental use, states Richter. The innovation is in the reconfiguration of pre-existing, seemingly banal materials. The critique of consumerism and design lies in the historical implication and the materials themselves. Reversing the hierarchy, toilet paper becomes furniture.
TP, Vinyl Slipcover, Casters, Zipper, Wood
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