Free and Open to the Public
Local furniture designer/makers that were not accepted by 2012 NY Design Week juries took it to the streets in a very public way with a free flash furniture exhibition in the Meatpacking District before moving to the Yippie Cafe at 9 Bleeker St., where it continues until June 1st.. Held in the tradition of the 1863 Salon des Refusés (French: Salon of the Refused) in Paris, the New York Refusés utilize the city's material refusés.
Participants have deconstructed the woods in producing a practical furniture piece that remains conceptually layered. Employing these materials and processes that are abstract, narrative, or representational of history breaks the exhibition free to explore a labyrinth or questions, while challenging the fluctuating and increasingly limited expectation of people’s attention to strictly time based contemporary design.
Special thanks to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, NY City Hall and the Yippie Museum Cafe.
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