Chad Deal 9:17 p.m., May 25
Visitors to the New Children's Museum can touch and use one-of-a-kind cardboard furniture
The latest installment at The New Children's Museum (200 West Island Avenue), appropriately coined Cardboard Lounge, is officially open today, November 15.
Under the direction of David Fobes, Foundations Lecturer at the School of Art Design and Art History at San Diego State University, all of the components of the Cardboard Lounge were created and designed by first year students from the same department.
As stated in the press release, Cardboard Lounge is "part response to [New Children's Museum] current TRASH exhibition , part assignment, part seating, part interactive play thing, and all cardboard."
Five separate groups of students worked on different pieces for the project all the while documenting their daily progress, including the delivery and installation of the art piece.
Although the opening reception is early, running from 4-6pm, the Cardboard Lounge will be available for lounging, romping and traipsing upon during regular business hours as long as the exhibition holds its stability and functionality.
After that fateful day, it will then be recycled.
Image by Viktor Andersson