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Defenestration : House of Falling Furniture

Called “DEFENESTRATION” the abandoned four-story tenement building sitting at the corner of 6th st. and howard st. in San Fransiscio, California has been a sculptural mural since 1997. This multi-disciplinary sculptural mural involves seemingly animated furniture : tables, chairs, lamps, grandfather clocks, a refrigerator, and couches, their bodies bent like centipedes, fastened to the walls and window-sills, their insect-like legs seeming to grasp the surfaces.

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Against society’s expectations, these everyday objects flood out of windows like escapees, out onto available ledges, up and down the walls, onto the fire escapes and off the roof.”DEFENESTRATION” was created with the help of over 100 volunteers. The concept of “DEFENESTRATION”, a word literally meaning “to throw out of a window,” is embodied by the both the site and staging of this installation. Finally I can say that if you have some time and you don’t know what to do and a few pieces of old furniture you can also create a project similar with this, and get some attention. icon smile Defenestration : House of Falling Furniture  Defenestration : House of Falling Furniture

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11 responses to “Defenestration : House of Falling Furniture” - Add yours!

  1. July 8, 2008

    this is great! hopefully someone will rennovate the place and use
    use it’s sculptural charm to attract new tenants. i hate to see
    these things go to waste

  2. July 8, 2008

    what a riot! now i have a name for what i can do with the old furniture on my back porch although i dont think my neighbors will be too happy with it. great post and what a cool cool building!

  3. CrazyLady said:
    July 9, 2008

    The chairs hanging from the walls and windows are just crazy cool!

  4. Papilouve said:
    July 9, 2008

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  5. July 10, 2008

    That is so cool – I just can’t believe there is a property not rented out in san fran :-)

    I’d be so nervous if I walked near that property thinking something will clunk me on the head.

  6. Sue said:
    July 10, 2008

    The concept is indeed a cool one, but somehow that is not enough
    to make the piece work for me…
    I do love the individual pieces of furniture and how they are
    animated … its the whole thats leaving me cold.

  7. Brian said:
    July 11, 2008

    The building had a “for sale” sign on it a while ago. When I saw that, I commented that it’s already furnished!

  8. MEEP said:
    October 16, 2008

    WTF AMAAAZING

  9. Rick @ Antique Clocks said:
    July 11, 2009

    I really enjoy reading your blog! I always learn something new.

  10. February 24, 2011

    I like your post very much. I would want you give us more stuff like this…

  11. March 29, 2011

    throwing furniture is fun. Once i get rid of my piano

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