Philippe Ramette

Le suicide des objets: le fauteuil (2001)

Sculptor Philippe Ramette was born in Auxerre, France in 1961 and rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the French contemporary art scene, creating strange wooden and metal instruments and objects, all designed for a specific use as their titles suggest: Objet pour voir le monde en detail (Object for seeing the world in detail), Objet pour communiquer avec soi-même (object for communicating with yourself), etc.
"Generally," says Ramette, "it's not the object that's important, it's the idea of a possible future use and especially what that use is going to entail in terms of transformation."

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