Loidys Carnero (b. 1982, Havana, Cuba)
Lives and works in Amsterdam
mobile: +31 624 559 854
DE LIGT CHAIR _ HEESTERVELD 28 (HAVANA)
wallpaper, chair, fishing line
Exhibition view: Havana Art Weekend,Studio Los Carpinteros, Havana, CU
"De Ligt Chair - Heesterveld 28”, conceived after having built four "De Ligt" chairs, designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1919, which I reconstructed for the dining room of my studio apartment following instructions from a Dutch DIY book. It seemed cool to have dinner at my kitchen in Heesterveld, part of the Bijlmermeer district in Amsterdam Zuidoost using these chairs. The installation consists of a wall-to-wall 1:1 photomural reproducing the kitchen space of the apartment and one of the chairs arranged on the floor. The installation consists of a full-scale photograph of the kitchen and a chair.
I have shipped the original chair for an exhibition in Havana, but it never arrived on time. Expecting this situation I brought the DIY instructions manual of the chair. I contacted a local carpenter, presented him the drawings and got the chair rebuilt. The chair was made using cedar, a typical Cuban wood. The look of the cedar wood and calculation mistakes in the final result turned the chair into a more interesting object, rich in details.