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"Chaise"

Steel and Oak Chaise
"Chaise", Painted Steel and Bleached White Oak, 2018.

Chair 4

"Chair 4", Painted Steel and Aluminum
"Chair 4", Painted Steel and Aluminum, 2018

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"Chair 3" Painted Steel and Ash
"Chair 3" Painted Steel and Ash, 2018

Chair 1

"Chair 1" Painted Steel and Maple
"Chair 1" Painted Steel and Maple, 2018

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About Malcolm

Baltimore City

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Trained in furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design, Malcolm Majer presents a series of recent works whose form, craft, and color straddle the fence between sculpture and furniture. Conflating the aesthetic tenets of fine art with the more functionally driven principles of design, these unique, hand-rendered objects resist the pressures of mass production and consumption, instead offering a visual analog to the dynamic discourse that has emerged as the borders between these disciplines... more

Chaise

Painted steel and bleached white oak interpretation of a chaise, distilling typical chaise lying/sitting functions into simple planes and shapes with refined connections. Solid steel and wood impart a hardness and density to the parts, while various shades and tints of green confuse the eye, sometimes emphasizing forms sometimes obscuring them.

  • Oak detail

    Detail of white oak seat surface
    Detail of white oak seat surface
  • steel detail

    Detail of painted steel head/armrest
    Detail of painted steel head/armrest
  • Chaise

    "Chaise"
    "Chaise", Painted steel and bleached white oak, 2018
  • "Chaise" detail

    "Chaise" detail
    "Chaise" detail, bleached white oak and painted steel
  • "Chaise"

    "Chaise"
    "Chaise" Painted steel and bleached white oak, 2018

Chair 3

A chair from solid steel bars and ash, painted with a shifting green to pink gradient.

  • Chair 3

    Chair 3
    Chair 3, Painted steel and ash, 2018
  • Chair 3

    Chair 3
    Chair 3, Painted steel and ash, 2018
  • Chair 3 Detail

    Chair 3 Detail
    Chair 3 Detail, Painted steel and ash, 2018
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    Chair 3 Detail
    Chair 3 Detail, Painted steel and ash, 2018
  • Chair 3

    Chair 3
    Chair 3, Painted steel and ash, 2018

Chair 4

Steel and aluminum chair, the aluminum barely finished with the steel painted two closely related yellow tones, shifting and defining/obscuring parts of the form.

  • Chair 4

    Chair 4
    Chair 4, Painted steel and aluminum, 2018
  • Chair 4

    Chair 4
    Chair 4, Painted steel and aluminum, 2018
  • Chair 4 Detail

    Chair 4 Detail
    Chair 4 Detail, Painted steel, 2018

Chair 1

First of the recent series, Chair 1 is a take on a telephone chair form. It was the first piece in which experimentation with shifting color and incongruous formal relationships was exlpored. The linear parts of the structure are solid steel bar, while the large volume is hollow. The maple seat surface is softened along two edges but kept in close relationship with the adjacent steel surface to allow planes to relate without requiring a direct and logical meeting. Blended welds and radiused corners reference castings, bringing softened qualities to the steel form and keeping it in balance with the wood seat portion.

  • Chair 1

    Chair 1
    Chair 1, Painted steel and maple, 2018
  • Chair 1

    Chair 1
    Chair 1, Painted steel and maple, 2018
  • Chair 1

    Chair 1
    Chair 1, Painted steel and maple, 2018
  • Chair 1 Detail

    Chair 1 Detail
    Chair 1 Detail, Painted Steel and maple, 2018

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