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Ball & Naylor

Ralph Ball and Maxine Naylor use design as a critical, visual discourse to communicate ideas about design culture and contemporary society.

Chair Poetics: envisioning anonymity, an exhibition of prints and altered furniture, was shown at the England & Co gallery from 19 to 30 September 2009, timed to coincide with the London Design Festival. Ball and Naylor have reconfigured ordinary, everyday chairs to ask questions about our relationship to utility, familiarity, obsolescence, sustainability and value. A selection of works from the exhibition are shown on these pages, including Anatomy Collection, a series of stacking/linking constructions, and Chair Archive, a group of encased, previously discarded chairs, ambiguously inter-playing container and content.

BIOGRAPHY   
 Constructions & mixed media   


Prints



Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Full case, 3/4 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 25.6 x 19 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Full case, 3 view 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 17.6 x 45.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm  

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Leg case, 3 view 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 17.6 x 45.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Leg case, side 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 26.6 x 19 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Seatback, seat and back cases, side 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 17.6 x 45.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm 

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Archive - Details


Chair Archive Seat case and back case, group 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 19.8 x 22.8 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archive Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Opposed vertical cut, front 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 25.6 x 19 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Opposed vertical cut, 3 view 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 17.6 x 45.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Opposed and offset vertical cuts, group 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 25.8 x 19 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy 2 stack vertical and horizontal cuts, front side 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 27 x 21.6 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy 4 stack horizontal cut, 3 view 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 17.6 x 45.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Quarters, 4 rows, front 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 19.8 x 46.4 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 30


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy 4 quarters, front 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 30.4 x 22 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 30


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Offset vertical, 3/4 front back 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 19 x 29.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Chair Anatomy - Details


Chair Anatomy Offset vertical cut, front 2008-09

Archival inkjet print
Image size 22.8 x 28 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Anatomy Collection series
Edition of 20


Archaeology - Details


Archaeology Polypropagation 2005

Archival inkjet print
Image size 39.2 x 28.4 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archaeology Collection series
Edition 1 of 30


Archaeology - Details


Archaeology 24 Star 2005

Archival inkjet print
Image size 39.2 x 28.4 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archaeology Collection series
Edition 15 of 30


Archaeology - Details


Archaeology Starbase 2005

Archival inkjet print
Image size 39.2 x 28.4 cm; paper size 59.4 x 42 cm

  Archaeology Collection series
Edition 1 of 30


Archaeology - Details


Archaeology Same difference 2005

Archival inkjet print
Image size 28.4 x 39.2 cm; paper size 42 x 59.4 cm

  Archaeology Collection series
Edition 1 of 30