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“Our starting point was the late-’60s work of the German artist Franz Erhard Walther, whose ‘Handlungsstücke’ (Action Pieces, pictured) were, in part, an attempt to make participants aware of the physical and psychological moment they were part of. With both Primarily / Primary and a design we showed at Golden Age in Chicago last December called Ideas Can’t Be Owned…They Belong To Whoever Understands Them, we’re exploring the ways in which furniture can make someone aware of their body, gravity, memory, texture, and whatever else they might bring to it. We’re interested in the ways we interact with objects in non-aesthetic ways — physical ways. We like to call this ongoing inquiry ‘sitting as seeing.’”