Kelly Berman reports from NYC
These headless piggies are on show at spring in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) in Brooklyn. They are Richard Saja’s ProtoBolsters, sewn from leftover fabric swatches and stuffed with plant-based fibres.
They are part of spring’s exhibit, ‘The Revolution Is Set: bring it to the table’, whose centrepiece is a trestle-table spanning the length of the gallery, with thought-provoking designs at each place setting.
Owners Anna Cosentino and Steve Butcher see their gallery as a place to create and display new ideas that will make people think about what they use, and how they use it. Many of the pieces find new uses for old materials, like Inna Alesina’s stools, made out of egg crates.
Patrick Weder’s sleek credenza of walnut and surrell has a built-in spot for a plant.