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DIRECTORY

THE DISTRICT

IDDMENU

COME
TOGETHER

SAM JACOB
STUDIO

WHEN
18—26 SEP 21
WHERE
Islington Square
116 Upper St, London N1 1AB

Come Together is a series of furniture pieces that act as social sculptures. Made from 2nd hand chairs, each with its own past life and character, they have been bound together using tape into new wholes.

SAM JACOB STUDIO
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Their new arrangements — back to back, side to side, in groups of varying number — creates different social situations.

The project recalls 17th century love seats whose shape allowed courting couples to talk intimately without touching. It also responds to the heightened sense of social space we’ve developed over the last 18 months.

These pieces are junkshop love seats exploring how more ambiguous and experimental relationships and community might be formed by furniture. The pieces seek to expose the social programming invisibly embedded within seating, and in doing so help us recognise the chair as a political idea as much as a design object.