Culture

Chris Schanck: Off-World

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

(212) 299-7777

http://www.madmuseum.org/exhibition/chris-schanck-world

Event Dates

Feb 18, 2022

Feb 25, 2022

Mar 04, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

Mar 18, 2022

Mar 25, 2022

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Sep 02, 2022

Sep 09, 2022

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Sep 30, 2022

Oct 07, 2022

Oct 14, 2022

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Nov 04, 2022

Nov 11, 2022

Nov 18, 2022

Nov 25, 2022

Dec 02, 2022

Dec 09, 2022

Dec 16, 2022

Dec 23, 2022

Dec 30, 2022

Jan 06, 2023

Jan 13, 2023

When

Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00am–6:00pm

Museum of Arts and Design

During the past decade, Chris Schanck has emerged as a leading figure in the design world for his otherworldly fusion of sculpture and furniture. Skirting the line between refinement and camp, the strange, unfamiliar forms of Schanck’s chairs, sofas, lighting, mirrors, and more suggest coral reefs, extraterrestrial worlds, and artifacts from ancient civilizations, to name just a few of the designer’s inspirations. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Schanck’s Detroit-based studio, where his community of artists, students, and Bangladeshi craftspeople plays a key role in the designer’s egalitarian studio practice. Deftly melding innovative material experiments with an expressive yet rigorous refinement of form, Schanck’s elaborately carved, colorfully hued, and lustrous objects are contemporary talismans of stories from the past, present, and future.