Double Chair #1 (2005) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Industry Gallery will open “If I told you one time …” Saturday May 15, 2010, 6-8PM — the first solo U.S. exhibition for New York-based designer Chris Rucker. The exhibition will feature 10 limited edition works and one installation all created during the past nine years.

Rucker mostly used oriented strand board (OSB), an engineered wood product made from fast-growing trees, to create unique furniture sculptures. His construction process utilizes plywood box construction, which involves dados, miter joints and working with a table saw. He operates within the confines of a relatively simple equation: apply basic plywood box construction principles to strand board to create minimal, functional furniture with structural integrity.

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Double Chair #2 (2006) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Double Chair #3 (2007) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Modular Lounge (2003) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Large Low Lounge (2009) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Desk #3 (2008) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

Chris Rucker at Industry Gallery in main home furnishings art  Category
Armchair #4 (2009) © Chris Rucker/RUCKERCORP, courtesy Industry Gallery

What: Chris Rucker “If I told you one time …”
When: May 15, 2010 – July 3, 2010
Where: Industry Gallery, 1358 Florida Ave., NE, 2d Floor, Washington DC 20002