On Tuesday, superproducer/recording artist/Microsoft pitchman Pharrell opened his gallery show at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Paris. It sounds pretty fancy!
For his first exhibition in a gallery, Pharrell has created some furniture with vibrant colors and slick surfaces. Two chairs will be exhibited: one with the legs of a lion and the second with human legs. They will be produced in different colors, with a choice for the seat in veal skin or leather. The shape of the seat is inspired by the “Eames chair”. Pharrell Williams diverted examples of classical furniture and update them into a sort of Hip-Hop style with his intense colors and sensual material. Pharrell Williams represents the aspiration of a new generation of Hip-Hop artists.
Wow! “Eames chair,” eh? Sign me up. I love the elegant simplicity of the Herman Miller Eames chairs.
I can’t wait to see Pharrell’s hip-hop-inspired version of that! Let’s take a look together!
Oh. Hmm. Call me a Negative Nancy, but I don’t think that the Eames’ had crude butt sex jokes in mind when they designed their chairs. Remember how, in Spinal Tap, when David St. Hubbins says “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever?” Everyone, meet stupid.
These chairs just walked in off the mean streets!