Paris, France and online
Apartment Therapy readers might know Tom Sachs as the guy who made Knoll furniture out of phone books and recreated Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation from foamcore. Based out of New York, he continues to recreate objects from unexpected materials, and his latest exhibition is a "trunk show" at Parisian clothing-book-design store Colette. The trunk is a big white box with shelves — a mini-store that's an inventive combination of art, point-of-sale advertising, and cool furniture on casters. Everything in the trunk is for sale, both in the store and online. (Visit the eshop here or buy directly from the artist's website here.)
Many of the pieces are limited editions of 100 or 150, designed to function both as collector's items and as everyday functional objects — just in case you want your tape measure to say "Stanley Kubrick is dead" with a famous artist's autograph carved into the metal.
Sachs' work plays with the fetishization and valuation of objects, and you can find more information about what he does and why he does it right here.
OTHER WORKS BY TOM SACHS TO CHECK OUT
• Bosendorfer, 2008
• Barcelona Pavilion, 2002
• Unité d'Habitation, 2001
• Knoll Turntable, 1999
• Knoll Loveseat and Endtable, 1996