Michael Beitz's Picnic Table Tweaks a Traditional Design

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 19, 2011 • References: michaelbeitz & plusmood
Michael Beitz's Picnic Table shows that art installation can be as practical as they are surreal. It is exactly what it is named, yet with a quirky draping detail that takes the ordinary picnic table and brings it to a whole new whimsical level.

Basically, the New York-based artist elongated the traditional picnic table so that one of its ends hangs over a metal rail in a rather cartoonish manner. Located at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, this tweaked piece of outdoor furniture inspires passersby to sit down and enjoy their surroundings, a simple pleasure that can often be lost in the daily grind that is our lives. Simple yet creative, Michael Beitz's Picnic Table is quite original. Stats for Draped Outdoor Furniture Trending: Older & Average
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