• Introduction
  • ABOUT THIS IS NOT A BENCH
  • About the Artist
  • Image Gallery
  • This is Not a Bench | Lua Boon Kai
  • STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
  • Also Check Out
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Introduction
ABOUT THIS IS NOT A BENCH
About the Artist
Image Gallery
This is Not a Bench | Lua Boon Kai
STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
Also Check Out

Introduction

ABOUT THIS IS NOT A BENCH

ABOUT THIS IS NOT A BENCH

Dimensions (L x W x H)
120 x 70 x 40 cm
90 x 20 x 90 cm
Medium(s)
Fibreglass
Year
2023

Drawing inspiration from the text “This is Not a Pipe” in René Magritte’s iconic painting The Treachery of Images, the artist's design redefines the form and function of a bench. By employing ambiguous shapes and a complementary colour scheme, the concept involves the creation of “duo benches.” Situated in front of The Arts House Annex building, this art bench aims to challenge the conventional notion of a singular bench, offering users the opportunity to explore diverse postures and engage with sitting in innovative and dynamic ways. It encourages individuals to experiment and play with different sitting positions, opening up new possibilities for interaction and reimagining the bench.

It is a piece that involves an outreach programme with students selected by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Six students participated in three workshops conducted by Lua Boon Kai in his making of the art bench. The students are Emanuel Chen Chin See, Evangeline Jessica Soebagia, Ryan Ho Swee An, Hur Min, Liu Mengyao and Richellyn Chenvi.

About the Artist

About the Artist

Lua Boon Kai

Lua Boon Kai is a furniture and spatial designer known for his expertise in creating harmonious and functional living environments. With a passion for blending furniture into spaces, he possesses a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the relationship between furniture and its surrounding environment. His work revolves around creating spaces that are not only visually pleasing but also facilitate optimal usability and comfort. By considering elements such as colour palettes, textures and proportions, he strives for each piece of furniture to feel like a natural extension of the space, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.

Image Gallery

Image Gallery

This is Not a Bench | Lua Boon Kai

This is Not a Bench | Lua Boon Kai

STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES

STORY WALK – DIGITAL STORIES
STORYTELLING BY WESLEY LEON AROOZOO INSPIRED BY
THIS IS NOT A BENCH | LUA BOON KAI

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