Artist Ted Lott finds the intersection between furniture and architecture in his beautifully different sculptural works. Using antique chairs and tables as the foundation for his Habitation series, he precisely builds the “stick frame” construction of a home into the furniture’s form.
Both architecture and furniture are built for humans, but with one distinct difference:
Architecture is the environment inside which we spend our lives; it inhabits the landscapes we travel through. Like architecture, furniture is designed around the space of the body; the difference is one of scale.
It’s this contrast of scale that lends a touch of whimsy to Lott’s ongoing series, and the concurrent series, Migration. Here he uses vintage suitcases as the foundation and roof of his architectural models, filling the gap in between with tiny rooms–some resembling hotels, other shopfronts.