CHAT IN A CHAIR: MIRANDA SKOCZEK
On a rainy Melbourne day some months ago we were rather wonderfully welcomed into the home of Melbourne artist Miranda Skoczek and her young son. Dressed enviably fabulously in washed-out slouchy jeans, a loud metallic sweat, leopard print pumps, a swish of bright orange lippy and her signature tortoiseshell spectacles the woman truly embodies the warmth and creative genius that is her self, her work and her home. It is with great joy that we bring to you her Chat in a Chair today.
Chat in a Chair tells about the endless importance of collecting objects and enlightens the reason why it is so for each and every one of us. Chatting with people such as Miranda celebrates not only the extraordinary breadth of work of creatives in this country but their own stories, their homes and their most treasured chairs.
Miranda’s work of course, needs no introducing. Her beautiful paintings have gained her a legion of avid collectors, passionate supporters and lifelong friends. A symphony of much-loved historical and cultural influences inspire her layered, collaged and painted works, an extension of a whimsical and opulent imagination – in her own words “loaded with positivity”. You would undoubtedly recognise her trademark abstracted wolves, birds, zebras and owls colliding with a geometric kaleidoscope of pitch perfect palettes and “gestures towards fantasy”. Miranda is currently working on a new body of work for her show coming up in November at Edwina Corlette Gallery.
It is with great joy that we also launch, with Miranda Skoczek’s Chat in a Chair and video, our new INSTAGRAM COMPETITION to win a walnut Herman Miller Eames® LCW chair from Living Edge. Competition details are below.
Miranda’s favourite chair is nothing short of truly iconic. The Herman Miller Eames® LCW chair, a classic, collectable treasure of 20th century design was designed with technological valour and continuous to be produced with the legacy of love of husband & wife Charles and Ray Eames since 1946. It uses technology for molding plywood that they developed pre WW2 – an absolute revolution in its time. Now a design classic, the Herman Miller Eames® LCW was named by Time magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century. Miranda’s own chair, like the lady herself is washed in a bold shot of colour. Hers is the Aniline Dyed Green which was produced by Hermann Miller in limited edition from 2009 – 2010.
The Herman Miller range is available in Australia through Living Edge – and thanks to Living Edge we have one to give away! To celebrate Miranda’s Chat in a Chair we are asking our readers and likers to get creative with the colour green. See green, be green, put your green eyes on and show us what you’ve got.
We are thrilled that Living Edge who carry the Herman Miller Eames® collection will generously be making the competition winner the proud owner of their very own Herman Miller Eames® LCW chair in walnut.
The competition will be judged by Miranda Skoczek, Living Edge and Arent&Pyke.
Tag your instagram photos with @arentpyke_inout @mirandaskoczek @livingedge and #chatinachair
1. You must follow @arentpyke_inout @mirandaskoczek @livingedge on Instagram
2. You must tag your entry with @arentpyke_inout @mirandaskoczek @livingedge
3. You must hashtag your entry with #chatinachair
4. Competition opens 6am AEDST on Wednesday 16th October 2013 and closes at midnight AEDST on Monday 21st October.
5. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd October 2013 via In/Out design blog & Instagram. The judges’ decision is final.
6. Delivery of the chair is only available Australia wide.
7. Full T&C’s are available here
Miranda Skoczek ‘Historical Panorama’
Edwina Corlette Gallery
November 12 – 30
2/555 Brunswick Street New Farm, QLD 4005
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment