Jordan Mozer (b. 1958), Children's Ballet Chair, (Small): Midnight Blue Wool Mohair and Cast Magnesium-Aluminum, Made in Chicago. 1992/2018. Prototypical, signed. Collection of the artist. Measurements: 19” w x 21” d x 30” h x seat height 15.5" (48cm x 53.5cm x 76cm x seat height 39.34 cm).
Scaled for young dancers...
PROCESS + MATERIALS
Made in Chicago. Hand-carved maple forms were cast in 93% recycled magnesium-aluminum alloy. After they were hand polished, the components were welded together. The seat and back are upholstered in wool mohair.
This chair recalls the artist's experience as a mediocre teenage springboard diver whose coach pointedly sent him to dance class for training. The flexible dancers wearing toe shoes and leg warmers and fluidly arching their backs suggested forms for this chair design.
The original adult scale version of this chair was created for Iridium Restaurant and Jazz Club, adjacent to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Jordan Mozer + Associates, Ltd. imagined the restaurant to allow guests to accompany Clara through her Nutcracker dream. The architecture responded to Goethe's observation that "architecture is like frozen music". With so many musicians across the street, the interior architecture of Iridium was not-quite-frozen yet..
The design elements populating the space were informed by dance imagery and Goethe's musings.
SMALL BATCH STUDIO FURNISHINGS
Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of form, surface and finish as evidence of that handwork, defining each piece as one of a kind.
Chair portraits by Monica Kass Rogers. Watercolor chair study by Jordan Mozer. In Situ Iridium photo courtesy of Iridium.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
H 30 in. x W 19 in. x D 21 in.
H 76.2 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 53.34 cm
Rates may vary by destination and complexity. Ships from Chicago, IL
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$12,500 for set of 2