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I’m loving the trend of merging art and furniture design. The Sam Stewart exhibition Cryptid, launched earlier this year by the Fort Gansevoort gallery in New York
City, is an example that caught my eye recently. The exhibition’s venue – an empty townhouse next to the gallery proper – is zoned for residential use, so it has to maintain the elements of a home, with a working kitchen, a place to sleep, a shower. Stewart created a series of sculptural objects (as pictured) to furnish the space for a “mythical occupant,” using forms and materials inspired by folklore and science fiction. The merging of function and fantasy was amazing and something I’d love to see more of.