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CHRIS SCHANCK
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Reflectory, 2017

Resin, steel, polystyrene, aluminum foil

30 x 120 x 48 inches

76 x 305 x 122 cm

Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck embraces contradiction in his work, finding a comfortable place between the distinctions of dilapidation and assemblage, individual and collective, industrial and handcraft, romanticism and cynicism. His efforts deviate from the mass-produced, instead reviving mundane materials by transforming them into unique objects of uncommon luxury. Schanck is perhaps best known for his “Alufoil” series, in which industrial and discarded materials are sculpted, covered in aluminum foil and then sealed with resin. Schanck received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Sculpture and an M.F.A in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2011, Schanck moved to Detroit and founded a burgeoning studio with over a dozen artists, students and craftspeople.

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Chris Schanck: Unhomely
March 1 - April 14, 2018
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
dna10
May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Chris Schanck: Unhomely
With Their Rambunctious Faux Naïf Aesthetic, Youn...
With Their Rambunctious Faux Naïf Aesthetic, Young Makers Are Changing the Way We Think about Design
1stDibs: Introspective Magazine
February 3, 2019
In the Studio: Chris Schanck
In the Studio: Chris Schanck
Metal Smith
Winter 2018
Chris Schanck
Chris Schanck
Curator
November 2018
How Designer Chris Schanck Pays Homage to his Detr...
How Designer Chris Schanck Pays Homage to his Detroit Neighborhood
Whitewall
Fall 2018
Chris Schanck
Chris Schanck
clever podcast
July 10, 2018
Messy Play
Messy Play
Viewpoint #41
Spring 2018
Mental Furniture
Mental Furniture
PIN-UP
Spring/Summer 2018
Chris Schanck
Chris Schanck's Unhomely Collection
IGNANT
April 10, 2018
Waste Cabinet
Waste Cabinet
Interior + Design Russia
April 2018
It
It's Personal
Cultured
April/May 2018
Behind the Exhibit: “Unhomely” at Friedman Ben...
Behind the Exhibit: “Unhomely” at Friedman Benda
Dujour
March 25, 2018
What
What's New
Elle Decoration 2018
April 2018
Design Miami El Nuevo Grotesco
Design Miami El Nuevo Grotesco
Glocal Design Magazine
Feb/March 2018
Chris Schanck, Inventor of Alufoil, Pays Homage to...
Chris Schanck, Inventor of Alufoil, Pays Homage to the Gardens of Detroit’s Banglatown in His First Solo Show
PIN-UP
March 2018
Chris Schanck
Chris Schanck's Furniture for an Uncertain Future at Friedman Benda
Art & Object
March 8, 2018
In a New Show, Chris Schanck Debuts Furniture Fit...
In a New Show, Chris Schanck Debuts Furniture Fit for an Alien King
Sight Unseen
March 7, 2018
Chris Schanck Unveils an Ode to His Detroit Neighb...
Chris Schanck Unveils an Ode to His Detroit Neighborhood at Friedman Benda
Architectural Digest
March 5, 2018
Proudly Irregular
Proudly Irregular
Disegno
March 5, 2018
Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 26–March 4, 2018
Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 26–March 4, 2018
Surface
February 28, 2018
Chris Schanck’s New Sculptures at Friedman Benda...
Chris Schanck’s New Sculptures at Friedman Benda Merge Fantasy and Science-Fiction
Wallpaper*
March 1, 2018
Design Miami Exhibits Address the Fragility of Nat...
Design Miami Exhibits Address the Fragility of Nature
Frame Magazine
March/April 2018
Chris Schanck: Unhomely
Chris Schanck: Unhomely
daniellaondesign.com
March 1, 2018
10 Questions With...Chris Schanck
10 Questions With...Chris Schanck
Interior Design
February 20, 2018
DESIGNwire
DESIGNwire
Interior Design Homes
February 15, 2018
Best of Design Miami
Best of Design Miami
Modern Luxury Interiors (South Florida)
February 2018
Casting a Spell
Casting a Spell
Departures
January/February 2018
At Design Miami, Chic Takes a Back Seat
At Design Miami, Chic Takes a Back Seat
Architectural Digest
December 11, 2017
Totems Tall and Small at Design Miami/ 2017
Totems Tall and Small at Design Miami/ 2017
Whitewall
December 7, 2017
The Booths You Can
The Booths You Can't Miss at Design Miami
Architectural Digest
December 6, 2017
Lucky #13: Design Miami’s Next Edition Is Only D...
Lucky #13: Design Miami’s Next Edition Is Only Days Away
Robb Report
December 2, 2017
How a Revolution in "Ugly" Design Is Upending Conv...
How a Revolution in "Ugly" Design Is Upending Conventions of Beauty
Artsy Editorial
September 6, 2017
Beyond the Border
Beyond the Border
Interni Magazine
May 2017
The 10 Best Booths at Design Miami
The 10 Best Booths at Design Miami/
Artsy
December 2, 2016
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