Chris Ruhland is recent graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in Furniture Design. He also collaborated with Steven Mullenbach on the orange chair we featured last week.

Chris Ruhland in home furnishings  Category

Chris Ruhland in home furnishings  Category

Chris Ruhland in home furnishings  Category

Chris’ philosophy:

I’m constantly evolving my definition of furniture as art by maintaining a sense of fun and whimsy. I try to challenge the ideas of what icons like the chair and table can be through proportional abstractions, shape, and form. By changing a single part of an object you can completely change the use and context it is seen in; a chair can become a table and visa versa. It is said that form follows function but how can you manipulate this as an artist. Through my proportional, material, and color choices I am challenging this convention.