Do you believe in reincarnation? Well, artist and designer Ted Lott does, at least when it comes to old furniture and suitcases. His sculpture series “Sit Stay” takes vintage pieces and turns them into gorgeous architectural creations.
“Architecture is the environment inside which we spend our lives; it inhabits the landscapes we travel through. Like architecture, furniture is designed around the space of the body; the difference is one of scale. . . Objects can tell us a story about those who made and used them. Adopting these stories, each piece gives that history a literal and proverbial home.” –About Ted Lott
They made me think of a book series I loved as a child, The Borrowers by Mary Norton. The books are about a race of tiny people who lived in the walls and floors of regular-sized houses and borrowed items from them to survive. They made fascinating use of things like thimbles as cooking pots and dressers made of stacks of matchboxes. After reading the first book, I started walking around peering at all the little things in my world, trying to figure out ways that tiny people could use the objects I encountered. I think it’s where my obsession with all things tiny began.
Anyway, I hope these beautiful creations get your imaginations going like they did mine!
All images are the property of Ted Lott.