Not a furniture designer by any means, but I made a chair for the @909_archive “Not For Sale” show opening tonight. This was done a year ago around the time we were preparing for the AW21 show and learning everything we could in regards to fire protection, retardant, procedures etc. Chair concept was playing into the “909” theme. I took one of the studio chairs we made for the showroom, coated it in fire retardant best I could for nine minutes and nine seconds, and then let it burn for the same amount of time after. Full video & final result below… I don’t think you can sit in it.
Reese Cooper, “A Good Attempt”, 2020, Wood, fire retardant, fire.
"Not For Sale", an exhibition of chairs, opens October 28, 2021 at 909 South Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90021.