Tattooed leather stool and bench, 2004

Produced by POLKA with Gert Kowarzik

These two pieces of furniture are a marriage of perfect opposites: the sophisticated and the primitive, the simplicity of form and the complexity of the art of tattooing They both fascinate and irritate, and have a strange, almost immediate familiarity. Produced in collaboration with international tattoo artist Gert Kowarzik, they explore notions of customisation, ornament and surface.