The Seating Construction Furniture by Marta Bartkowiak

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
The Seating Construction

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Furniture

INSPIRATION:
The shape, proportions and materials of The Seating Construction are inspired by architecture, as the art and science of designing and erecting physical structures. The project was developed while studying architectural dimensions in design but also the passion for architecture and architectural process of development summarized by the below formula. Architecture = construction + general appearance + functionalism + materials + principal purpose human occupancy or use The light wired structure is designed to carry delicate shape of warm sitting form imitating a sculpture in space. Regardless of its visual lightness, the design offers high stability and ergonomic comfort for everyday use. Despite the initial inspiration from architecture, work in progress started to reveal an inspiration on its own.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Seating Construction combines a poetic design with high seating comfort and the opportunity of changing seating position. The very light wire structure carries comfortable place to sit and is composed with perfect ergonomic proportions and inviting appearance. The design of all three types of The Seating Construction interacts with area and space as well as has a genuine ability to adapt to different interiors and lifestyles. With its distinctive form language, A chair is appealing either placed in row at a dinner table or as a single object positioned within a space. A Bar stool gives a sophisticated and delicate impression, while A Lounge Chair encourages to comfortably relax.

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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project development started in October 2009 in Poznań and was eventually a Diploma Project in Industrial Design MA program of The University of Arts Poznan. During February and March 2010 it was prototyped by NOTI - polish furniture design company. In May 2010 project was shown during the exhibition presenting diplomas and semester works from Departments of Furniture and Design during Arena Design 2010 on International Trades Poznan (Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie). In August 2010 it was nominated to the Diploma of the Year competition between all polish Universities of Arts held in Katowice and received an honor award. In October 2010 was presented during International Design Days 2010 in Poznan on the exhibition called “WIELKOPOLSKI DOM 2020” (The house of Grate Poland 2020) The project was also selected for the exhibition „Sztuka projektowania pod lupą” (The art of creation by details) held by Designlab in Warsaw, November 2010.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Seating Construction items were upholstered in Divina Melange fabric by KVADRAT. The base is in metal and can be painted to complement the upholstery; in prototypes presented the base is painted black. Prototypes were made by polish furniture company NOTI.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The Seating Construction: a chair 555 mm x 603 mm x 685 mm The Seating Construction: a lounge chair 678 mm x 601 mm x 697 mm The Seating Construction: a bar stool 559 mm x 601 mm x 1010 mm

TAGS:
architecture dimension in design, poetic, construction, comfortable, types of seating

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ADDED DATE:
2010-10-29 17:58:24

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Marta Bartkowiak, 2010.

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The Seating Construction Furniture by Marta Bartkowiak is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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The Seating Construction Furniture by Marta Bartkowiak is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2010 - 2011.



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