Foldout poster accompanying the exhibition on view at R & Company from February 3 through April 13, 2023
Originally trained in architecture, Luam Melake’s dynamic practice oscillates between material research, exploration of form, and the creation of interactive, functional furniture pieces that encourage social and emotional engagement. In Furnishing Feelings, Melake presented a new seating series designed to facilitate meaningful connections between its sitters and their surroundings. Melake’s designs encourage the user to assume positions that stimulate intimacy and eye contact, pushing them to consider their physical relationships to space and other people. This exaggeration of the requirements of function and mobility prompts viewers to think differently about familiar objects in their lived environments.
The poster is 18x24" open, and 6x9" folded.