Reading The Riots Chair

I read a government report on the reasons for the riots and looting that took place over five summer nights in 2011.

It struck me that it had been largely an episode of group madness, involving many people who would not have been inclined to break the law under normal circumstances.

The testimony of these people made interesting reading.

I used their words as a fabric design.


A re-upholstered second hand chair. Designed by Lorraine Osborne/Graphics by Bill Osborne. Printed on cotton drill at The Glasgow School of Art. Legs painted blue/black and black waxed. Red velvet bolster cushion/ feather pad interior.



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