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hommage a lc2

HOMMAGE A LC2/LC3

2006 | Wrapped in toilet paper, plumber's helper, plastic pipes, wire.
Sofa sized

This Ready Made combines products of daily routine and was inspired by the LC2/LC3 furniture of Le Corbusier. The objects were sponsored by CEO Andy Kistler of Kimperly Clark Switzerland and was published in the german «art magazin».

Eyerything else one want to know about the couch says David Byrne in his foreword for the related brochure, read his statement below.
byrne quote

QUOTE OF MUSICIAN DAVID BYRNE

2008 | Exerpt from the project broschure

«Helge Thelen has created practical furniture that might be embarrassing and selfconscious to sit on. They are made entirely of the large packages of toilet paper that you buy at the supermarket and are usable and comfortable. Should a part get damaged by the dog or cat that segment can easily be replaced by a trip to the market. Whether this is a satire on the Corbusier chair or an homage, I don’t know, but I suspect it might be cheaper.»

David Byrne - artist
pinlish couple

PINKISH COUPLE SNOWED IN IN A HAKLE ENVIRONMENT

2006 | C-print on aluminium

This touch-up bases on my Ready Made object «Hommage à Le Corbusier's LC2/LC3» and was used as a christmas card. The project was sponsored Kimberly-Clark, Switzerland, and the (unretouched) Hakle couch ensemble was published in «art-magazin».
Helge Thelen | www.thelen.ch | | Webdesign: helgethelen.com | Made on a Mac made on mac