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The Life and Death of Objects

The Life and Death of Objects

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Author:  Lars Lerup.  Publisher:  Birkhauser Verlag.  ISBN: 9783035625103.  Format: Hardback,  180 x 110 mm, 240pp.

Lars Lerup's conceptual explorations as a designer have been inspired by philosophers and artists from Foucault to Beckett. They conform neither to what is commonly understood as useful nor to what is typically regarded as necessary. This autobiography of a design project is about rendering visible the consumerism that is driving the current economically motivated expansion of our cities, and dealing with the consequences for the environment and society. They question the assumed functions of furniture and, at the same time, their assigned place in space. His pieces interrogate their roles and positions and introduce a disturbing or at least disconcerting note to conventional floor plans.