ABOUT

Monel REINA

Contact: mreina@risd.edu

B. 1997 in Brooklyn, NY

BFA Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design 2019

 

Furniture is very intimate to the human body in its nature; Our skin touches its surface and our bodies rest on it. In my work, I exaggerate this intimacy by shaping the structural elements of my pieces into sensual curves and forms. In subverting, and often perverting, the materials I use, I aim to simultaneously subvert social agenda. Additionally, by taking from historical motifs, breaking them down, and putting them in a modern context, I question their implications and framework. Through these techniques, my work addresses and critiques the ever-present patriarchal systems in our society.