Coraggio in the Press

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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.


October 18 1995

A piece about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B
A piece about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B

October 1 1995

A mention/fanfare for Coraggio's Gas Station/Space 2B in the wake of its closing

September 24 1995

A New York Times article about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B

Coraggio quote:

“This is one of the last venues for unusual art work, alternative parties and experimentation.”

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


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 16 1992

Gas Station/Space 2B gets named “Best Sculpture Garden” by the New York Press

August 1 1990

Helsingin Sanomat is the largest subscription newspaper in Finland and the Nordic countries (Wikipedia says so, so it must be true).

Google Translate tells us that the title of the article means “The Work of Peace Welding.”

As for what the rest of the article says, you're on your own.


November 1 1989

An in-depth critical analysis and narrative of the Rivington School and its history.

Click here to read it in its entirety.


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.


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