The chair is gone!
Miyakawa assembles the pieces, for chairs and tables, and often bends and distort them with heat. You can say if there’s a desgin or an art product or an hybrid of the two. In an article in The New York Times about Austrian sculptor Franz West, Alice Rawshorn wrote that when designers talk about their work as “artistic – I tend to cringe, not least because they are usually referring to flashy, barely stable, inexplicably uncomfortable furniture. And when artists talk about designing objects, I cringe again, because the outcome is likely to be just as showy and impractical”.