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  • Provenance

    Gifted to the Rhode Island School of Design by Friedman Benda, New York

  • Exhibited

    "Blow Up," Friedman Benda, New York, January 10-February 16, 2019

  • Catalogue Essay

    Leon Ransmeier is an American industrial designer and founder of the design practice Ransmeier Inc., founded in New York in 2010. The Two Step Lounge was designed for “Blow Up,” an exhibition at Friedman Benda, curated by Felix Burrichter, in which designers were asked to imagine a doll house expanded to human scale. Ransmeier stated that, “If dollhouses enable children to construct domestic fantasies, the distorted scale of Burrichter’s installation allowed me to realize an industrial fantasy.” The lounge was developed by first building miniature models from aluminum sheet by bending a pre-rolled sheet perpendicular to the axis. He then was able to produce the same effect at full scale. With one small fold, the raw material takes on the recognizable form of the chaise lounge. “I am drawn to the human silhouette in chaises lounges,” Ransmeier states. “They not only suggest a comfortable place to sit — in the way that chairs do — but demand relaxation, as you must relinquish contact with the ground.”

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement within the Center for Social Equity + Inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design

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"Two Step" lounge chair

2018
Aluminum.
29 3/8 x 71 1/2 x 22 in. (74.6 x 181.6 x 55.9 cm)
Artist's proof from the edition. Underside printed LR 2018 AP.

Estimate
$3,000 - 4,000 

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Online Auction 3 - 10 February 2021