Lana Abraham-Murawski collaborated with Kravet Furniture and the Black Artists and Designers Guild (BADG) to celebrate Kravet’s 30th anniversary AND to promote BADG Makers & supporters!
Kravet recognizes the value in providing a space for BADG to celebrate Black creativity and culture. Kravet invited four BADG Makers; Tiffanni Reidy, Lana Abraham-Murawski, Johanna Howard, and Holly McWhorter to transform a Kravet Chair into a piece of art, each using their unique vision, unveiling at High Point Market. “We are excited to work with Kravet on customizing an essential object, a chair, through the vision of BADG Makers,” shares BADG founder Malene Barnett, “This opportunity continues to build on our mission and allow BADG makers to express their creativity and explore materiality on a functional object.”
For the BADG/Kravet chair collaboration, Abraham-Murawski used fabric markers, beading and buttons on the white textile of the Georgetown chair to covey a fantastical landscape and transporting you to an environment that spotlights nature and empowering us to use our imagination. Calling this piece: The Treebird Throne.
The Treebird is a black being with wings, and limbs that reach back to braided hair. It’s body standing on glorious riches – represented by the gold and black beads/buttons. The water towers are a symbol of life contained by man; but the reference to a bird with wings and claws ready to take flight, while looking to the horizon with unlimited possibilities create a tree grounded, growing and connected. The horizon on the front purposefully creates a silhouette of a person, with a “peek-a-boo” from the back to connect the vision.
Lana wants you to feel transported as you sit in the chair, really now a throne, with coattails on; and to take pride as we’re transformed because it’s rich with power and royalties.
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