Yard Sale Project was set up in 2010 and it has been growing fast in reputation and portfolio. Yard Sale Project is Ian Spencer and Cairn Young, and the work they design and produce together is labelled as made by Yard Sale Project.
All Yard Sale Project items are made by them in their workshop and studio in South London, aiming to bring together the ‘cool’ of the world of design with the obsessive applied skills of handmade things.
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The Chaos technique, used in the construction of a lot of their work is inspired by the meeting point of several ideas: Firstly an interest in how the scientific discoveries of the universe’s chaotic nature can influence how things are made. When looked at closely, no object is symmetrical or exact in its dimensions, so why all the objects man produces seems to be symmetrical? That’s the inspiration of the tem designs and productions as the patterns of the furniture they create are very irregular, as well as the shape, and that’s what make.
A chaotic mixture of woods becomes harmonious and balanced.
The last idea was one of how to make items of furniture without using the traditional construction techniques that tend to force a limited array of design possibilities. By using a “chaotic” construction technique Yard Sale Project has broken free of traditional boundaries whilst still retaining an understanding of how to work with wood.
Yard Sale Project’s work has been sold in exhibitions all over the world, including Design Miami, PAD Paris and Gallery Seoul 12. The Museum of Art and Design, New York is also including one of their chairs in a forthcoming show called Against The Grain. Their work can currently be bought direct from them or via Todd Merrill Gallery in New York.
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