CHRIS SCHANCK
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Reflectory, 2017
Resin, steel, polystyrene
30 x 120 x 48 inches
76 x 305 x 122 cm
Unique

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 over a dozen artists, students and craftsmen. 

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