Coraggio in the Press

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July 16 2014

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, works by Linus Coraggio were featured in the photo triptych that accompanied the New York Times’ coverage of the opening of the new Buddy Warren Inc. shop at 171 Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side.

Five Coraggio pieces were included in the photograph:

  1. “King Chess Set” Chair
  2. “Action Figure” Mirror
  3. “Queen Chess Set” Chair
  4. “White Copper and Black Sun Queen” Chess Set
  5. “Glass Wheel” Chopper
Click here to view the full article on the Times’ website.

February 1 2010

Designer Paul Ochs used a Linus Coraggio chair in his Restored Farm House
Designer Paul Ochs used a Linus Coraggio chair in his Restored Farm House

January 2 2008

Coraggio’s “Hammer & Sickle Chair” featured in the arts calendar section of the Long Island newspaper, Newsday.
Coraggio’s “Hammer & Sickle Chair” featured in the arts calendar section of the Long Island newspaper, Newsday.

December 6 1995

This photo of Coraggio’s “Suction-Cup” Chair was on the cover of one of Time Out New York's earliest issues. This was his first Time Out cover, but his second appearance in the magazine within its first three months of operation.

This photo of Coraggio’s “Suction-Cup” Chair was on the cover of one of Time Out New York's earliest issues. This was his first Time Out cover, but his second appearance in the magazine within its first three months of operation.


July 12 1994

A New York Times Fashion Section cover article on Yeohlee featured a photo of the designer posing on a Linus Coraggio chair

September 1 1989

…wherein the article’s author refers to Coraggio as a “detrital designer.”

Coraggio quote:

“I'd like to weld a hundred missiles into a Ferris wheel.”

November 1 1988

In this feature page in the style-and-home magazine Domino, the author touts the brisk sales of Linus’ furniture at Barney’s New York

Coraggio quote:

“My first pieces weren't very comfortable; but I learned to put the ornamental touches away from where the body would rest.”

October 1 1988

An overview of Coraggio's furniture pieces in Hi Fashion (roughly the Japanese equivalent of Vogue magazine).

Rolling your mouse over the article, you will find an enlargement of Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece (from the center of the right-hand page).

In the middle of the right-hand page, you will see Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece:

Translating it back to English, we get:

“Although I am relatively interested in politics, I don't want to impose my views. To me, this work expresses a particularly Jewish feeling of being chained to the memory of Nazism.”

Coraggio has been working to interest The Jewish Museum in New York City in acquiring "The Memory" for their permanent collection.


September 1 1988

In 1988, House & Garden magazine ran a series called “Chair of the Month” in which they paired a celebrated writer with a chair chosen by the magazine staff and had him or her write about the chair.

Coraggio’s “East Village Gothic” chair got matched with no less than Joyce Carol Oates—one of the most distinguished figures in American literature!

Linus met her years later.

She remembered the chair.


May 12 1988

A nice profile by Suzanne Slesin for The New York Times.

Of Coraggio’s artworks, she writes, “sometimes tough and predatory-looking, they can also be lyrical and romantic.”

She also makes specific mention of Coraggio’s “Hammer & Sickle” Chair.

Coraggio quote:

“[some of my chairs] have got to be uncomfortable—people in New York don't sit down very long anyway.”

Click here to read article on The New York Times’ website.


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