We can all agree that art is mostly subjective. Industrial design is usually not spared the cynical judgement imposed on traditional art, but none the less, is subject to just as much criticism. Which brings me to this piece of “furniture”. It was virtually delivered to Yanko Design with the proper amount of artsy rhetoric, as well as being mysteriously named “Made by a Piece of Paper” by Jingjing Yao. My challenge as a writer for Yanko Design is to literally figure out what it is, does, function as or inspire us to do. I can’t seem to find a flat surface for holding a Miller Lite, so scratch the coffee table idea. There is not a slot for placing art or a book, so it’s not a shelf. I am not really sure I would want to sit on it, so it’s not a stool. Oh, I give up. Anyone out there have a clue?
Designer: Jingjing Yao