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Chris Schanck Banglatown

The Museum of Arts and Design / Chris Schanck: Off World

05/10/2022 - 01/08/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

During the past decade, Chris Schanck has emerged as a leading figure in the design world for his otherworldly fusion of sculpture and furniture. Skirting the line between refinement and camp, the strange, unfamiliar forms of Schanck’s chairs, sofas, lighting, mirrors, and more suggest coral reefs, extraterrestrial worlds, and artifacts from ancient civilizations, to name just a few of the designer’s inspirations. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Schanck’s Detroit-based studio, a community of artists, students, and Bangladeshi craftspeople who all make key contributions to the studio’s collective practice. Deftly melding innovative material experiments with an expressive yet rigorous refinement of form, Schanck’s elaborately carved, colorfully hued, and lustrous objects are contemporary talismans of stories from the past, present, and future.

Learn more at madmuseum.org.


05/10/2022 - 01/08/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST


Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019 United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Open to Public
Design Discipline
Product Design, Interior Design