Studio Furniture refers to the tables, chairs, and shelves that are used in an artist studio; to handmade, one-of-a-kind design furniture. In a broader sense, it refers to anything that furnishes the artist studio. The artist studio is a space where the state of objects is often volatile and ambivalent. Is a piece of wood in the studio a piece of raw material, an artwork, a work in progress, a mockup, a stand-in, a discarded cutoff, a stool to sit on, or even just firewood for the studio stove?
Image: Small-scale study with the title ’Spalted Birch Josef Albers Bookcases with Fomitopsis Betulina’. Photo: Gerbrand Burger.