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Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

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Monday
Nov292010

Beta Tank Object Questions Tax Difference Between Art and Furniture

 

Design studio Beta Tank designed a chair with moving panels that transform it from a functional furniture object (on which tax is payable at 19%) to an art object (tax payable at 7%). Especially in the current age, where the realms of art and design are continually merging, the object offers a particularly evocative point of view. The object comments on European tax regulations, which state that design objects must be sold at a higher VAT rate than pieces of art.

The piece was commissioned by Design Miami/Basel for the W Hotels Designer of the Future Award earlier this year. The object can be either a chair, with flat wooden panels facing upwards, or an object of art, by spinning the panels around to reveal pyramids. 

[via Dezeen]

 

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