Julia Lohmann

"Waltraud" Cow-Bench

2004

Medium
Leather, foam and wood
Dimensions
23 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 59 1/16" (60 x 80 x 150 cm)
Credit
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
870.2007
Copyright
© 2017 Julia Lohmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Department
Architecture and Design
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Lohmann investigates the contradictions in our relationship to animals using offal, off-cuts of leather, and other meat-industry waste products. The Waltraud Cow-Bench is an appropriately cow-shaped upholstered leather bench, a “bovine memento mori,” the designer has said. As lyrical and polemical as her work is, it is always intended to be useful: Waltraud is as comfortable as one dreams a reclining cow would be.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009

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