Kin Coda is an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of WE-ARE-FAMILIA and the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen. WE-ARE-FAMILIA is a worldwide network of artists who have come together to complete 25 Keepsake Boxes that feature approximately 40 original “mementos” contributed by the artists themselves. Each box features found and recycled materials assembled together to exhibit ordinary things but in a new way. Eleven of the 25 boxes were previously completed and boxes 12 through 25 will be on display at the Fritz Hansen showroom in New York City from November 17th through November 23rd, 2011.

Above is We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 22 of 25, entitled “Household”. Designed by Steph Mantis, 2011. Made with a Kasper Salto Nap Chair base, an Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair, various Fritz Hansen fabrics and vinyls and an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 4 of 25, entitled “Mailed It.” Designed by Nightwood, 2011. Made with a Star base from a Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen, reclaimed wood and includes an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 18 of 25, entitled “Wunderkammer”. Designed by Joe Doucet, 2011. Made with a fluorescent lighting element, an upholstered Poul Kjaerholm PK8 white resin chair shell, and a eco mdf cupboard safeguarding a set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 15 of 25 (open view). Designed by Chen Chen and Kai Williams, 2011. Painted cement, deconstructed Fritz Hansen Star Base Swivel Chair, Fritz Hansen metal logo mark and an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 16 of 25. Designed by David Weeks, 2011. Used resin PK8 chair shells by Poul Kjaerholm, bungie cord and an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 21 of 25. Designed by Silva Bradshaw, 2011. Made with a discontinued Attitude Table by Morten Voss, resin and an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 18 of 25. Designed by UM Project, 2011. Made with damaged Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, steam compressed wood and an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

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We-Are-Familia Keepsake Box No. 23 of 25, entitled “Hunter-Gatherer Chair”. Designed by Nightwood, 2011. Pomegranate extract hand-dyed slip cover Swan chair, scavenged driftwood, leather papoose safeguarding an enclosed set of works by We-Are-Familia artists.

What: KIN CODA Opening Reception
When: November 17-22, 2011
Where: The Republic of Fritz Hansen, 22 Wooster Street New York City