SIRUP “reconstructs” Le Corbusier’s masterpiece sofa. 2nd installment of “Who’s Props” project where artists create dream furniture ……
The housing brands “LIFE LABEL” and “Dolive” (management
company/BETSUDAI Inc. TOKYO: Minato-ku, Tokyo), which propose and disseminate housing services with new ideas, collaborate with various artists to create “one-of-a-kind furniture”. In March of this year, we started a project to create “Who’s Props.”
As the second part of the project, we created Props (=one-of-a-kind furniture) together with SIRUP, a singer-songwriter who is known for his genre-less sound and free singing that seamlessly moves between rapping and singing. The completed Props, a one-person sofa, was used at the final performance of the national tour “BLUE BLUR TOUR 2023” held at Zepp Haneda in Tokyo on June 23, 2023.
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The housing brands “LIFE LABEL” and “Dolive”, which have a total of over 200,000 followers on Instagram, advocate “HOUSE IS ENTERTAINMENT” and propose from various angles how to enjoy everything from building a home to living. From the perspective of these two brands, what if you could think more freely and in your own way about furniture, which is an essential element in building a home? With this in mind, we started this project.
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■Project site – https://whos-props.jp/
SIRUP “reconstructs” Le Corbusier’s masterpiece furniture. A sofa that looks like modern art is completed
This collaboration was made possible when SIRUP appeared as a guest on the radio program “What’s New FUN?” on InterFM, where LIFE
LABEL/Dolive president Teppei Hayashi serves as MC. The sofa, which was produced in about a month and a half after the radio appearance, was used at the final performance of the nationwide tour “BLUE BLUR TOUR 2023″, which was the first time in about two years.
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/15251/86/resize/d15251-86-f034176686e5b1ba0b6a-5.jpg&s3=15251-86-0118ba94cb367d33fd24a01691805ffd-1200×796.jpg] Based on the idea of “reconstruction,” which is also present in SIRUP’s musicality, this work is like a modern art piece, created by combining different materials based on the sofa “LC2” designed by the master of modern architecture, Le Corbusier. sofa. SIRUP says, “My music is rooted in the historical music of R&B, and I create it by arranging and mixing it.When I created this sofa, I destroyed a masterpiece called LC2.” “The way I worked on things and arranged them matched my creative style.”
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What did SIRUP think and what kind of feelings did he put into creating this Props? Detailed information is introduced on the web media “LIFE LABEL magazine”.
■Article published in LIFE LABEL magazine
“SIRUP | A sofa that is so comfortable that you don’t have to worry about destroying it. A sofa that reminds you of yourself when you gave your all.”
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With a vocal style that freely moves between rapping and singing, and a sophisticated sound that blends gospel and HIPHOP with his roots of neo-soul and R&B, he creates music that anyone can feel good about. In 2021, they released their 2nd full album “cure”, and in the same year, at “FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL’21”, they made an unusual first appearance for a domestic R&B artist, standing on the main stage GREEN STAGE and giving an amazing performance.
Since the beginning of 2022, he has participated in the remix of the global pop star “Years & Years”, announced a collaboration with Irish whiskey “JAMESON”, and held his first Nippon Budokan performance in November, etc. As a representative R&B singer, he is expanding his activities not only in music but also in various fields.
GELCHOP is a 3D modeling group that turns artists’ imaginations into reality. GELCHOP, an up-and-coming 3D modeling group, gives form to the ideal props envisioned by artists. We are a creator group that creates one-of-a-kind pieces through collaborations with famous brands, interior design for shops, and production of fixtures.
GELCHOP | Formed the 3D structure group “GELCHOP” in 2000. He is active in a wide range of fields, including creating works that modify familiar everyday items to change their original meaning, purpose, and form, interior design, products, and objects for commercial
facilities. He creates a variety of works within the three-dimensional category.
Who will you collaborate with next and what kind of props will you create? The third collaboration with SIRUP is also underway! We will keep you updated on the progress through our website and LIFE LABEL/Dolive’s SNS.