Chris Rucker, an American designer with a penchant for minimalist art, exhibits new furniture at Washington, D.C.’s Industry Gallery through July 3, 2010.

For over ten years, Rucker’s been obsessed with the potential of strand board. The faux material, in Rucker’s hands, keeps a raw appeal – and often he’s left the mill marks intact. The forms he creates from the board don’t wow. There is a double chair and a functional desk (above), but their conception challenges notions of finished product. He does, often, play with proportion. Though, in my opinion, the shifts from the norm are not so drastic and to problematize the accepted forms he works through.

Industry Gallery, 1358 Florida Ave, NE, Second Floor, Washington, DC. (via Wallpaper*).

More images after the jump.

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