Sit Stay by Ted Lott is artwork that tests the boundaries of woodworking in both architecture and furniture design. It does so by combining the two in a unique dioramic-like creation. The American artist has fashioned a two-storey house frame using an antique high-back armchair as its foundation. Lott says, “When viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material through out the modern world.”
Sit Stay by Ted Lott is clearly not meant to be sat on or lived in. Instead, it shows that there is often a sense of formality and tradition to the woodworking artform. By creating a piece steeped in tradition, Lott manages to challenge this formality.