"Other companies were not as accepting of Wong’s work. In a collaboration with Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Wong turned a McDonald’s coffee stirrer (an infamous 1980s "icon" that frequently appeared as evidence in drug trials) into a coke spoon.Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Coke Spoon 01, Coke Spoon 02 and Swizzle Stick, from the Indulgent series, 2005; metal; Collection SFMOMA, © Estate of Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid; photo: courtesy SFMOMA.”
“I think he understood design as a kind of tool or means of social reflections as well as a way to propose new social forms. I think there’s a kind of critical or alienated or ironic attitude that comes through in his work and—this is what I think makes his work endlessly fascinating—there’s also a tremendous sense of enthusiasm, pleasure, care and generosity,” says Urbach.
Henry Urbach heads SFMOMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/the-wong-show.html#ixzz1KppcSvnF
Tobias Wong
Artist

"Other companies were not as accepting of Wong’s work. In a collaboration with Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Wong turned a McDonald’s coffee stirrer (an infamous 1980s "icon" that frequently appeared as evidence in drug trials) into a coke spoon.

Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid, Coke Spoon 01, Coke Spoon 02 and Swizzle Stick, from the Indulgent series, 2005; metal; Collection SFMOMA, © Estate of Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid; photo: courtesy SFMOMA.”

“I think he understood design as a kind of tool or means of social reflections as well as a way to propose new social forms. I think there’s a kind of critical or alienated or ironic attitude that comes through in his work and—this is what I think makes his work endlessly fascinating—there’s also a tremendous sense of enthusiasm, pleasure, care and generosity,” says Urbach.

Henry Urbach heads SFMOMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.

Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/the-wong-show.html#ixzz1KppcSvnF

Tobias Wong

Artist

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