Sling Grain Chair, Breanne Johnson, 3D Design ’23


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    40.25 x 21 x 24 inches

    Sapele, hand-dyed cotton canvas

    This straight-backed chair is made of Sapele and a hand-dyed cotton canvas sling seat. It was a spontaneous design process that came together over the course of several weeks, bringing together hard, linear geometries with soft and organic textural moments. Larger expanses of wood in the back and legs highlight the natural grain of the Sapele, and a sewn grid on the sling seat reemphasizes the geometric construction of wooden frame.

    Item is located in Detroit, MI. Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact for a custom shipping quote.

    Breanne Johnson is an artist and self-taught new designer living and working in Detroit, Michigan. She holds Bachelor of Art degrees in Visual Art and Political Science from the University of Chicago. Born in California, Breanne shares citizenship with the United States and the island country Curaçao. Her design work focuses on phenomenological home items and furniture that examines our relationship to the social and physical spaces we inhabit. She enjoys thinking about the home, broadly, as an ever-changing and malleable space. As both an artist and designer, Breanne identifies strongly as a creative problem solver, and grapples with a diverse range of problems through a diverse range of media; she has been, and remains, a carpenter, a painter, a filmmaker, a performance artist, a host, a landscape artist, a space-maker, a clothing designer, a printmaker, a metalworker, a ceramicist, a sculptor, a writer, an archaeologist, a cook and a sandwich artist. She would like her various projects and investigations to grant her the freedom to play. She has exhibited work at Logan Center Exhibitions, Detroit Is The New Black, and in the 2021 Cranbrook Chair Show. Breanne recently participated in Chop Wood Carry Water residency in northern Illinois. Currently an MFA candidate in the 3D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Breanne is slated for graduation in 2023.

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