Silent Exhibition /

Was the piece really designed as a place to sit in?

Have you ever considered the temporality of furniture, what is its lifecycle?

How does the location of the piece change the way you sit in it? Nature? Nurture?

Have you ever really considered the source of a piece? Who? Where? Why? 

In this exhibition, you will find a small collection of objects produced by midnight green. More specifically you will see two OMG 2 prototypes and one OMG 4 prototype designed by Office, Sedia 1 designed by Enzo Mari and a bench we came across in a construction site from which the designer is anonymous.
O-m.g 4 - prototype


Pine MXP 18mm.
painted and sanded,
gloss varnish.
850 x 486 x 486
New York, 2020

This silent exhibition is not about specific pieces, nor about objects or results, but rather the process involved in the making of an object. We have designed pieces that intend to be straightforward and not complex in their assembly, this way what you see is what you get. A product that is honest, pure and transparent. The attempt to be straightforward, making it so easy to replicate and understand, strips it down from any categories, reducing it entirely to its foundations. The process of an active, manual activity made with materials already at home or just the necessary amount to make the chair, we think not only provides an acquisition of knowledge from a new perspective, to the one we are usually positioned when acquiring a new chair. This process also has the capacity to empower the maker. Our furniture is not entitled and therefore transparent, so accessible that it allows for an openness, and an open way to build, materialize and use it.
O-m.g 4
credits: Office

This chair is the only piece conceived specifically for Obsidian Gallery. The chair is the third in a series, and in contrast to the previous two does not base its measurements on any other specific piece of furniture. The chair exhibited in the gallery is the original prototype, having only been made in a 1:10 scale model before its production.

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