Luam Melake: Furnishing Feelings
February 3–April 2023
64 White Street
Originally trained in architecture, Luam Melake’s dynamic practice oscillates between material research, exploration of form, and the creation of interactive, functional furniture pieces that encourage social and emotional engagement. In Furnishing Feelings, Melake presents a new seating series designed to facilitate meaningful connections between its sitters and their surroundings. Melake’s latest designs encourage the user to assume positions that stimulate intimacy and eye contact, pushing them to consider their physical relationships to space and other people. This exaggeration of the requirements of function and mobility prompts viewers to think differently about familiar objects in their lived environments.