K-Block

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Acquired in 2010 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Nola Industrier
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MoC
credit
Given by Nola Industrier AB
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (manufactured)
descriptive_line
K-Block seat designed in Spain by El Ultimo Grito and made by Nola Industier in Stockholm in 2005
dimensions
Height: 30 cm, Width: 30.9 cm, Length: 45.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Sit Down: Seating for Kids (V&A Museum of Childhood 06/02/2010-05/09/2010) Sit Down: Seating for Kids (V&A Museum of Childhood 06/02/2010-05/09/2010)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1051156
label
K Block seat 2005 This modular seat does not dictate a specific use - the child is free to use them in different and imaginative ways. It was designed by the Spanish duo El Ultimo Grito. The child can use it as a seat or something more creative and playful. It can be sat on as a stool or stacked with others in a sculptural way or laid out like a jigsaw.
last_checked
2014-08-31T17:09:51.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T17:09:51.000Z
latitude
62.198448
location
In Storage
longitude
17.55142
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Moulded plastic: Polyethylene
museum_number
B.94-2010
museum_number_token
b942010
object_number
O1171540
object_type
Chair
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A simple red, plastic block in the shape of a 'K' so that it can be used in a variety of ways. It looks like two triangles placed together, but has no visible line as it was manufactured from a mould. Either side of the edges protrude the centre slightly. The edges of the seat are curved.
place
Sweden
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
Mass produced
public_access_description
The K Block seat was designed by El Ultimo Grito in 2005. The Spanish pair initially presented the K-Block at the Bloomberg Gallery in London. Its concept is very simple, it can be used as a seat or it can stack. Combinations of the K-Block can be used to create other furniture requirements or a creative jigsaw. It was subsequently manufactured by Nola Industrier in Stockholm. The seat was acquired by the museum in 2010 as part of the exhibition 'Sit Down: Seating for Kids'. It was used in the section titled 'Who are seats for?' and represented 'playing' because it shows the different ways a seat can be used creatively for play, alongside swings and ride-on cars.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
k-block-chair-nola-industrier
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
K-Block
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005