Krueck + Sexton Architects

Film of the exhibition "REFLECTIONS - From There to Here" by Krueck + Sexton, on display at the Volume Gallery, Chicago

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION:
Reflections, focuses on works – specifically, chairs - from these 1980s commissions, which propelled Krueck + Sexton’s career. Larger projects, ranging in scale, followed--from restoring Crown Hall to larger buildings like Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago, as well as numerous projects around the U.S. and Europe. Central to Reflections is the Lounge Chair. Originally designed for the Weinstein commission, this piece is being realized for the first time. Fabricated by the same metal craftsmen that were responsible for the production of all of the furniture from the 1980s, the Lounge Chair is a beautiful example of Krueck + Sexton’s unique approach to juxtaposing a cool material like polished stainless steel with the bronze metallic leather. Each piece of furniture in Reflections is an elegant expression of form, proportion, and sensuous materials. The structures are highly reflective appearing to lighten the mass of the design. The byproduct of reflectivity is that it absorbs and becomes part of the environment it is placed. It is an object at one moment and folds into space the next. The reflective stainless steel enables an expression of fluidity in form. Paradoxically, each organically inspired piece appears to be a celebration of industrial design, while in reality they are all meticulously handmade.

FILM CREDITS:
Directed by John K. Zacherle
Filmed by Jolie Xie & John K. Zacherle
Music: 'Voris' by Jason Roberts

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Krueck + Sexton Architects is recognized as one of the most innovative and accomplished design firms practicing today. Founded in 1978, the firm has produced a body of work noted for its thoughtful and provocative evolution of Modernism. Since this…


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Krueck + Sexton Architects is recognized as one of the most innovative and accomplished design firms practicing today. Founded in 1978, the firm has produced a body of work noted for its thoughtful and provocative evolution of Modernism. Since this beginning K+S has demonstrated over 30 years of design excellence by maintaining a disciplined vision as the scale of projects changed from intimate private residences to half-million square foot office buildings.

Drawing strength and inspiration from the rich traditions of Chicago, Krueck + Sexton has explored and extended the modern architectural canon and demonstrated this legacy’s continuing vitality. Noted architectural historian, Franz Schulze, remarked that the firm has opened modern architecture “to a variety of avenues hitherto unimagined.”

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