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Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

Rietveld Aluminum Chair _MG_5005

Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

I took the photo of the Aluminum Rietveld Chair in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art which has a large chair collection. I find the use of aluminum atypical for Rietveld, but he did research all sorts of material for his chairs. Vitra Design Museum has one as well and suggests this chair originally was designed to be made of fiber board…

Sit Eat and Chit by Cheri Samba

Sit Eat and Chit by Cheri Samba I56A1178

Sit Eat and Chit by Cheri Samba

Off course I’m not sure the title is correct.
I saw this painting dated 2008 in a window of an Oostende, Belgium, based gallery and liked it while the title came to mind immediately…..
It is made by the Congo born Artist Cheri Samba or Samba wa Mbimba N’zingo Nuni Masi Ndo Mbasi, born December 30, 1956 in Kinto M’Vuila, Congo. One of the most important African contemporary artists with work in the MoMa and Centre Pompidou.
The French text on the table cloth says: “The two most important needs of life…..”