Coraggio in the Press
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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.
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…wherein the article’s author refers to Coraggio as a “detrital designer.”
“I'd like to weld a hundred missiles into a Ferris wheel.”
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
“My first pieces weren't very comfortable; but I learned to put the ornamental touches away from where the body would rest.”
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.”
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.