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Twiggy Armchair, Patinated Cast Aluminum + Leather, Jordan Mozer, USA 1997/2015

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Jordan Mozer (b.1958), Twiggy Armchair, Cast Recycled Cast Aluminum, Patinated, Leather Upholstery, Made in Chicago, USA 1997/2015. This is a 2015 variation on the original 1997 design. Provenance: collection of the artist. Signed. The chair is 35” high x 25 ½”deep x 25” wide (89cm high x65 cm deep x 63.5 cm wide). PROCESS + MATERIALS The exoskeleton of the chair was hand-carved in maple, and then cast in 93% recycled magnesium-aluminum alloy. The frame was then welded, hand-polished and then hand rubbed with acid to patina. It is upholstered in leather. The artist's signature is cast into the frame. THE STORY This variation in the finish and the leather upholstery was created in 2015 for the artist's residence. The Twiggy armchair is a 2015 variations of a design created for Nectar Restaurant at Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1997.1997/2015 Nectar Restaurant was a walk-in fantasy inspired by indigenous pre-Columbian southwestern architecture and design, an American restaurant design commissioned by Steve Wynn for the opening of the Bellagio Resort Hotel in Las Vegas in 1997. The design explored branching twig motif inspired by pre-Columbian Southwestern architectural framing in which beams are cradled by columns formed by a branching. This motif informs the chair frame and materials of the chair. It also inspired railings, carpet motifs and the plaster interior architecture. SMALL BATCH STUDIO FURNISHINGS Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of the form, surface and finishes as evidence of handwork, defining each piece as 1 of kind... CREDITS Photography: Photo credits: Armchair and detail photos courtesy of Rago Arts. Nectar Restaurant Photo by Doug Snower. Sotheby's photo by Karen Lilly Mozer.

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  • Dimensions
    H 35 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 25 in.H 88.9 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 63.5 cm
  • Seat Height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU4180112856172
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Jordan Mozer Studios, LLC

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For over 30 years Jordan Mozer has been designing restaurants and hotels all over the world. To infuse these projects with dreamlike personalities, Mozer’s atelier team has created original, small batch, handcrafted fixtures, furnishings and artwork for each one, in collaboration with local artisans, using sustainable materials. For the first time recently, these small-batch, studio furnishings and artworks have become available to collectors through gallery exhibitions, auctions, the Mozer Studios gallery in Chicago, and now, 1stDibs… Jordan Mozer has been described as ”an American original”… “a poet, an artist and a maker of magic” ... “a springboard into the realm of architecture as art”…. “a Renaissance man”... “visionary, idiosyncratic and utterly original”.. “the thinking man’s designer”…, and “Chicago’s other Jordan.” He is the founder, owner and lead designer of Jordan Mozer & Associates, Ltd. Prior to earning degrees in architecture and industrial design, Mozer studied painting, sculpture, English and fashion, all of which inform the design commissions completed for clients like Barney’s New York, The Rolling Stones, Asprey, Garrard, Marriott, Volkswagen, Disney & Universal Studios, MGM/ Mirage, Wynn & Lettuce Entertain You. The work has been included in countless articles, museum and gallery exhibitions and public and private collections. Jordan has sat on juries and lectured extensively throughout the US and Europe. Please contact us for more information.

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