American artist Daniel Arsham sought inspiration close to home for his latest creation, unveiled this week at Design Miami – a scale replica of his living room, complete with furniture and artworks.
The immersive installation at Friedman Benda’s booth is a ‘hybrid live/work space’ modelled on Asham’s 1969 Norman Jaffe-designed Long Island home.
Frosted, turquoise glass walls encase the ‘cabinet of curiosities’ displaying domestic objects alongside a series of furniture Arsham designed himself – and never intended to publicly show.
His Cleveland Chair I, Paris Chaise Lounge I and Shanghai Chair contrast the clean lines of Jaffe’s stone and cedar design, with bulging, almost postmodern shapes scribbled with sharpie pen designs by Arsham.
A huge curving floor lamp – borrowed from Arsham’s home – is a nod to the beach-side setting of his house, its smooth arch inspired by the stones that wash ashore.