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Scott Carter deconstructs walls to build furniture + sculptures

17 February 2014

A gallery with a spotlight

Scott Carter has reconstructed cut-out shapes carved away from interior façades into practical new objects. He has created a full-scale dinner table and seat, two fully functional reproductions of le Corbusier’s LC3 chairs, a life-sized neoclassical bust, and more. 

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Discussion starters

  • Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose (level 1) and discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways. (level 7)
  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to describe how the properties combine to ensure the materials allow the product to be technically feasible and socially acceptable. (level 3) 

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Keywords: deconstruct, walls, furniture, characteristics of technology, technological products

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