Misha Kahn


35 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 15 inches
edition 8 of 8

Existing somewhere between art and design, Misha Kahn’s work is a playground of materials, functionality, and the artist’s imagination. Miss Fishy comes from a body of work inspired by Kahn’s scavenging missions to Dead Horse Bay in the Rockaways, a stretch of beach where washed up trash merges with the edge of the ocean. The body of work combined weaving, metal cladding, glassblowing, and bronze casting, seen here in a chair that appears as a fish-trash hybrid seating object. Strange, yet beautifully organic, the chair is clear evidence of Kahn’s desire to shift the paradigm of strictly functional design. Kahn’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collection of numerous museums and public collections, such as MFA, Houston, and the Corning Museum of Glass.