Nationality & Life Dates:
Dutch, born 1960
You Can't Lay Down Your Memory
Designed 1991, Made 2008
Maple, various preexisting drawers, furniture mover's strap of jute and metal
Purchase with funds from the Friends of the Decorative Arts
Currently Not on View
Tejo Remy was one of the first members of the Dutch design collective Droog, which emerged in 1993 by championing a more responsible, moral, and simplistic approach after the excess of the 1980s. Remy initially designed these lively, recycled chests of drawers in 1991. In 2008, the High sent out a statewide call for submissions of drawers from any type of furniture. The personal stories attached to each participant's entry support the designer's concept that objects hold memories for their owners. Remy selected drawers for the commissioned work and traveled to Atlanta in May 2008 to assemble the object before a live audience.