WONKY was born in 2012 when Matthew Day Jackson took a cardboard prototype of a dining chair that he had designed and covered it in carbon fiber and epoxy. This exploration paved the way to making a bar, a chair, a bed, a closet, another chair and now this work for The Future Perfect for Design Miami. For Design Miami the artist is presenting a limited edition lounge chair, a unique large table, and the ""Bardenza"" which is a hybrid of the credenza which can be wall mounted or left on its legged support.
Wonky is made strictly without measuring using only basic tools. The production is part performative and bad comedy creating an environment that relies on ingenuity and play to create a useful object. Play is in responding to material and process without knowing the end product. There is an ethereal gap left by this chaos amplified by a lack of precise measurement which forces us resort to our past experience which produces a perfect object measured only by subjective opinion. There are bubbles in the fiberglass, neither surface nor paint is perfect and symmetry is not achieved! The triumph of WONKY is in how its forms express the hand and humor of the author where vulnerability is the magnum goal.
Matthew Day Jackson
Cardboard covered in carbon fiber and epoxy
L 22" x W 26" x H 34"