Chairs Are People®
Client Proposal Community Archive
"chairs are fascinating because they address both physiology and fashion. they represent an effort to balance multiple concerns: artistry, status, gravity, construction and comfort."
chair connects culture. there is always a conversation to be shared on the topic of chairs, chairs are people if you think about it.
the kanji for chair in japanese means strange wood child 椅 =木 wood 奇 strange. 椅子は人です
chairs are people is the study of still life bringing together a curation of chairs for the process of experimenting.
an empty chair is a space for possibility.
intrdocution and his many ventures: Cary Fagan
by Victoria Hernandez
“On this episode of Overly Conversated Overtime (OC:OT), we chop it up with all-around creative Cary Fagan. The Houston-based photographer shot the cover art for A$AP Rocky's "Testing" album (a project that is a hot topic on our show) as well as visuals for Solange's "When I Get Home." He challenges himself to stay inventive, including selling his work as puzzles (which have been very popular during quarantine), building chair sculptures through his Chairs Are People campaign and more.”
NUMEROVENTI IN RESIDENCE: OpenHouse Magazine x Numeroventi
by: Daniel Civetta
“each chair reborn, into a different form, shape and concept. How long were they going to last? No one really knew, however what I did know was that every time I happened to walk past one, time suddenly stood still. Every once in a while I’d step out of the studio, and run into Cary in the courtyard, perpetually moving from one chair to another, sometimes sitting one of them for countless minutes… dwelling. It felt like an orchestrated act, he made the space his stage.“
Identity Magainze: “In/animate Objects”
by Aidan Imanova
“Stackable chairs are a common notion among designers and manufacturers, a feature created for flexibility and portability. Some of world’s most famous chairs feature a stackable design, from Eames’ Molded Plastic Stacking Side Chair and Kartell’s Master Chair to Alvar Aalto's iconic Stool 60 for Artek. For Houston-based chair stacking artist and photographer, Cary Fagan, the process of stacking chairs is less functional, and more about the practice and exploration.” - Aidan Nova
Chairs Are People: Petition.
"I share Fagan’s novel recognition that products we use daily, connect us with cultures far away. Everyday objects unite us. Consider the many variations of a coke, a writing pen, a coffee cup around the globe — different shapes, sizes, labels, branding, and personalities — same function, same product. This realization led me to create a cultural exploration blog titled Myriad United, years ago. So when I saw Fagan’s petition, I immediately was drawn to his activism. My legal training made me consider how we could implement the emoji change." - Garret Auzenne