ABOUT

Monel REINA

mreina@risd.edu

B.1997 IN BROOKLYN

bfa furniture design, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN 2019

 

Furniture is very intimate to the human body in its nature. I exaggerate this intimacy by shaping the structural elements of my pieces into sensual curves and forms. In subverting, and perverting, the material I use—wood planks, metal rods, etc.—I aim to simultaneously subvert social agenda, primarily issues pertaining to gender. Additionally, by slightly altering historical motifs and putting them in a modern context, I question their implications and framework.