Donald Judd, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, was well-known for his large-scale minimalist works as well as his association with the desert town of Marfa, Texas. He was a master of scale and detail, space and volume. In his later years, he began designing furniture like his minimalist sculptures. The Donald Judd Daybed, first designed in 1978, is one of his most famous furniture works.
This model, constructed of absolutely breathtaking Douglas Fir, was manufactured in 2003 by Wood & Plywood Furniture. Our designers chose ivory-hued Brazilian cowhide as the material on the twin-sized mattress. The 7" thick mattress is filled with a luxury foam base topped sink-into down feathers. It's the coolest piece of furniture we've ever had in our studio.
"In the early 1970s, Donald Judd began to design furniture for 101 Spring Street in New York. His first designs were a wood bed and metal sinks. In 1977, he returned to furniture design through necessity; he needed pieces for his children’s bedrooms in Marfa, Texas, and pieces for the entire residence. By 1984, Judd had designed a range of wood furniture including a bed, desk, and a daybed; and metal furniture including chairs, benches, beds, and a table. That same year, Judd had his first exhibition of metal furniture at Max Protetch in New York. From 1984 to 1993, he continued to develop new designs. At this time he began writing in more formal terms about furniture and his approach to design, fabrication, sales, and distribution.
Fundamental to Judd’s designs are his specifications regarding dimensions, material type, finish, and construction of each piece. Judd specified that the quality remain high, a considered approached given that fabrication of the furniture involved the expertise and handwork of both local carpenters and master craftsmen. He selected fabricators he entrusted with the interpretations of his designs, working directly with them to develop and refine his desired level of quality." ~ From Donald Judd Foundation
80 w × 45½ d × 43¾ h inches x 21 seat height
Signed with impressed manufacturer’s mark to one element: [Judd 2003 SB DF 421 WPF].
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