Upon discovering a particleboard skid on the sidewalk in New York's Meatpacking District, Ali Tayar carried it home and worked it into a piece he was developing using funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. The present lot incorporates this original skid, as a handful of other examples were made using skids ordered directly from the manufacturer.
Recycled particleboard, aluminum, glass
13 1/8 x 48 1/4 x 40 in.
(33.3 x 121.9 x 101.6 cm)
Laetitia Wolff and Wang Xu, eds.,
Ali Tayar: Parallel Design,
Shanghai, 2001, pp. 38-42
Paola Antonelli, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1995, p. 101
David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy, Design for Living, Paris, 2000, p. 213
Sarah Nichols, Aluminum by Design, exh. cat., Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2000, p. 178