Bubble Wrap Chairs by Eli Levenstein at MASS MoCA

Bubble Wrap Chairs by Eli Levenstein at MASS MoCA

Sarah Rainwater
Aug 23, 2010

I've always found something strangely attractive about bubble wrap and often obsessed over finding ways to reuse the mounds of it left in the aftermath of a move. Obviously I'm not alone — take artist and designer Eli Levenstein who created bubble wrap chairs that are super comfy (trust me, I tested them out) for his Reading Room at MASS MoCA, part of the museum's Material World: Sculpture to Environment exhibit.

In addition to bubble wrap, the pieces in the room are made from other everyday materials like carpeting, paper clips, telephone wire and twine. The result feels artsy and playful for sure, but also cool enough that I can easily imagine the colorful light fixtures and scrunchy chairs in my dream loft (see my previous beanbag chair obsession post as well). The artist's willingness to allow visitors to sit around and rearrange the space just adds to the fun. Material World will be on view at MASS MoCA through February 2001, visit their website for more information.

Images: Sarah Rainwater

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