Posted Jan 5, 2010 in Decor | 4 Comments

Box Pt. 2 (IN FOCUS)

Pharrell

IN FOCUS is looking at Grammy award winning Pharrell (former member of The Neptunes, along with N.E.R.D. and CRS), who has recently grown from being a mere recording artist, producer, musician, and fashion designer, to now adding art/furniture design to his list of accomplishments. For his first gallery exhibition, Pharrell Williams created the “Perspective Chairs”, a chair with legs of a man and a woman in the act of sexual intercourse. The chair is produced in four different colors, with a choice for the seat in leather, veal skin, or velour leather.

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Below, Pharrell explains the concept behind his more recent “Tank Chair”:

I’m standing in the mirror…

Shadow boxing…

kicking ass….

And I thought, how laughable the macho version of me…

Ha…

But could I be?

It takes guts and a reason…or is innate?

Is it simply in man’s nature to fight and show his colors of heart…the scars of experience?

Things he does not like…

so he…

Fights..

One man once said, war is not the answer..

But those of us born to this world, ambitious with the taste of change may not always understand the social methods of the same.

Instead, we seek and cure our curiosities with sharing our views by any means of a vessel expression.

We believe Art is the alteration of existence and that which provokes thought.

So, in reference to Marvin Gaye’s brilliant question, I asked myself, what was the question?…when my thought was met with a silence that was so thick it could be cut, it made me ask myself this…..

-Then what must it be like to be young and serve?…What if you couldn’t pay your tuition?…What if it is simply family tradition?..What if you thought it was the right thing to do?…

Wow, to sit in the seats of our youth (as well as others)…fighting for a series of reasons most of which can be argued and debated but being young and having your own reason?…

Whoa.

To wake up and make up your mind that you’ve found a reason to stand amongst the brave where loss at least on some levels are inevitable, even if it’s just time..

The only answer is that which is square.

Intention divided by behavior which is then divided by reality should equal to one’s truth.

Yes, our government, too, should exercise this regularly..

If we would spend love and time like we do money, we’d never go broke…

But then again who am I trying to fool or what am I trying to fix?

I’m just a guy in the mirror trying to imagine what it must feel like to be young….headed into war…

I’m sorry, how rude of me…

I’ve left you standing…

I’m sorry, please do…

Have a seat.

- Pharrell WILLIAMS

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