House furniture including bed, desks and cupboards
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Richard Prince’s aptly titled Nurse Hat Chair, pictured above in the centre of the room, is a direct steal from the artist’s iconic Nurse paintings, which are themselves heavily based on the jackets of trashy pop fiction novels.

The limited-edition white chair is the centrepiece of a new exhibition of his furniture in the Patrick Seguin gallery in Paris. And just like his art, each piece is born from his passion for rare book collecting.

Abstract white chair and frame

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Aside from the white chair though (which was made especially) all the other pieces on show were acquired by Prince to furnish his ever-expanding library. These then gradually came to be used as formal display pedestals for his books, in turn becoming sculptures themselves.

The exhibition is fascinating as much for the furniture itself as for the insight the collection lends into the cognitive workings of one of today’s most acclaimed cultural creatives.


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75011 Paris, France


Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.