In the world of art, the debate of whether furniture or fashion constitutes as fine art is constantly ebbing. While definitions of what “art” truly is have loosened in contemporary times, an artistic endeavour like Damien Hirst’s Spin chairs puts the boundaries into question all over again.
The Spin chair project, also known as Six Beautiful Self-Indulgent Spin Chairs, was specially commissioned by furniture designer Jasper Morrison. Hirst utilised spin art technique, and applied it to straight-backed chairs in an explosion of contrasting colours. The result: Scandi-style chairs that either appear vandalised by a child, or are emblematic of Hirst’s spin art portraits that were one of his claims to fame.
The cost? S$17, 270. We doubt that’s inclusive of shipping. His first series of Spin chairs were sold out, beckoning the artist to create a second, monochromatic collection. Each piece, with names like Beautiful It Get Easier Every Time Spin Chair and
If your idea of art is one where beauty meets function, Hirst’s chairs can be purchased on www.othercriteria.com.