Fiona Raby
Tutor

Weeds, Aliens, and Other Stories

Weeds Aliens and Other Stories is a colection of psychological furniture for the home and garden. It came out of a deep dissatisfaction with the narrow range of psychological needs answered by furniture produced by companies and championed by designers. How many more chairs, tables and shelving units do we need in the world? These products might meet our functional needs, but we were more interested in people and their emotional and psychological needs. Needs that usually go unacknowledged. Weeds Aliens and Other Stories began as a sketchbook of drawings and ideas exploring the English obsession with the garden and irrational relationships between people and their plants. We wanted to encourage people to play out their eccentricities within their urban homes, homes with very little or no garden at all. These unacknowledged behaviours become legitimised through new types of furniture. (In collaboration Michael Anastassiades)

Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.





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