Untitled (Kiss) Stool by Barbara Kruger

Artek Stool 60 designed by Alvar Aalto
in collaboration with ICA, London
solid birch, birch plywood, laminate
17 1/4 h. x 15 diameter inches (44 x 38 cm)
edition of 600
hand-numbered with artist's stamp on underside
simple assembly required


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Untitled (Kiss) marries Alvar Aalto’s classic piece of modern furniture design, Stool 60, with a newly commissioned work by conceptual artist Barbara Kruger.  Finished in Kruger’s signature black, white and red, this bespoke stool was produced in an initial multiple of 300 with a final continuation of a further 300. Each stool is hand-numbered and finished on the underside with the artist’s stamp of authenticity.

Barbara Kruger says of the collaboration:

This project has been a wonderful opportunity to work with Aalto’s classic piece of modernist furniture, while at the same time supporting the ICA, the first institution that offered me a one-person show of my work in 1983. I was honored, a bit intimidated, but hugely thrilled by both the ICA and the complex and vital city that was, is, and will always be London. The memory of that exhibition, the wonderful space, the excitement and buzz of the ICA’s program of visuality and intellectually rigorous public programming, its bookstore and crazily cool cafe, will never fade in my mind.