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Alex Roskin

Tusk Low Chair in Aluminum with Faux Bronze Finish, USA


The Tusk Chair demonstrates Roskin’s propensity for an animality in form. Created in aluminum, the chair features a low seat and wide back, balancing masculine and feminine elements with forms that are active, powerful, and playful. Roskin gives each work a sense of movement. Poised to step, or jump, or leap, the Tusk Chair possess a certain sense of life, as if caught in the moment of taking a breath. The front legs extend from the chair’s body in a bowed fashion while the back legs are hand carved, rendering each piece unique.

The versatile chairs can be used as a salon chair, a desk chair, or grouped for a dining set. Available in two sizes, the chairs can be commissioned in aluminum or aluminum with a faux bronze finish. Each can be mirror polished, brushed, patinated, or powdercoated.

Roskin’s works blend functional design with modernist sculptural references. A natural successor of innovative artists such as Richard Serra, Jean Arp, and Constantin Brancusi, Roskin’s cast bronze, stainless steel, and carved wood works reflects the artist’s modernist and primitive influences.

Rejecting outright anthropomorphic mimicry in favor of subtle, sculpted muscular forms, Roskin notes: “I try with each piece to create a stance and a presence, some with more contrapposto. I aim to give each piece a feeling it is inhaling or ready to make a move. I try to steer clear of the decorative, but rather to draw on mass, volume, line, negative space, and my love of materials and the craft of working with them.”

Alex Roskin


  • Date/


  • Material/

    Aluminum, Bronze, Walnut

  • Dimension/

    50.8 x 81.3 x 61.0 cm (20.0 x 32.0 x 24.0 in)

  • Ships from/

    New York, USA

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