TAILOR-MADE FOR A TERRORIST

TAILOR-MADE FOR A TERRORIST

AVL Shaker: chair for rockstars and a terrorist
AVL Shaker Chair was designed for a terrorist called Una Bomber in Minneapolis and used in a hotelroom for rockstars and their groupies in the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. Read more about the story behind this chair by Atelier Van Lieshout below, or click here to order.

 

LLOYD HOTEL, AMSTERDAM – The Rock Music Room is one of the most remarkable rooms in the famous Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. You could say it’s tailor-made for rockstars. A Multi-women bed for at least seven groupies is installed, and all kinds of equipment are available to play all night long without disturbing any other hotel guest. Even the windows can be blocked with panels to create darkness, so the night seems to be ever-lasting. The Lloyd Hotel was redesigned by MVRDV in 2004. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.

 

(53 x 48 x 71 cm €200,- excl. VAT)
(53 x 48 x 71 cm, €200,- excl. VAT)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…
In 1998, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis commissioned Atelier Van Lieshout to make a mobile art lab: a youth centre on wheels that could bring the good word of art and culture to schools and people from poorer neighbourhoods throughout the state of Minnesota. AVL took on the task, with one condition: to add a darker side to the museum’s good intentions.
‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ was an installation composed by a trailer, a house and extension. The good things were concentrated in the trailer. In the Black House, bad things happened. The imaginairy occupant of this house was the Una Bomber, a terrorist that used the house for making bombs and weapons. For him, Joep Van Lieshout made the first prototypes of the AVL Shaker furniture.
Hans Lensvelt was impressed by the concept and immediately recognized the quality and the uniqueness of the design. He approached Joep van Lieshout for a cooperation. They have been cooperating ever since and Atelier Van Lieshout has become one of the most important designers for Lensvelt Contract.
 
>> Joep van Lieshout and Hans Lensvelt having raw sea urchin for dinner, during Yokohama’s Second International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Japan, 2005.
WALKER ART CENTRE, MINNEAPOLIS‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ was a mobile youth centre designed by Atelier van Lieshout for the City of Minneapolis. The good things were concentrated in the trailer. In the Black House, bad things happened. A terrorist created his bombs and weapons there – sitting on an AVL Shaker. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
WALKER ART CENTRE, MINNEAPOLIS – A wooden house was the bad part of the project ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ by Atelier Van Lieshout. This part was designed as a weapon workshop for a terrorist. In the interior of the weapon workshop, wooden prototypes of AVL Shaker furniture were first introduced. AVL Shaker Chair is available in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
PRIVATE COLLECTION – Slave City Boardroom, Black Dinner Service. Atelier Van Lieshout, 2007. Prototypes in this artwork are not for sale. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
(53 x 48 x 71 cm €200,- excl. VAT)
(53 x 48 x 71 cm, €200,- excl. VAT)
MINERVUM, BREDA – Drawing by Joep van Lieshout to celebrate the collaboration between Atelier Van Lieshout and Lensvelt. The artist and the manufacturer produced a lot of iconic pieces of furniture together, like AVL Shaker Chair and Table, AVL Office Chair, AVL Glyder and AVL Skull. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
INFERNOPOLIS, ROTTERDAM – AVL Shaker Chairs during Infernopolis in Rotterdam. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN, ROTTERDAMAVL Shaker Chairs in cantina of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. AVL Shaker Chair is available in the webshop in wood or with a grey coating. Dimensions 53 x 48 x 71 cm. Price: €200,- excl. VAT. Click here to order.
(Images: Atelier Van Lieshout / Lensvelt / Lloyd Hotel)

 

 

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