While enjoying sweeping the floor in a desert Moroccan house, a small, rusty and beautifully curved wire was found by the artist. It particular organic shape drew his curiosity and instead of been thrown to the dustbin it was handled with care as a jewel. By turning it around and around, through an instinctive creative process, slowly found it potentials as a unique multifunctional chair.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Through careful rotation of its thoroughly curved shapes numerous options are revealed, as are various resting surfaces for it users or it accessories. This chair was designed, not only in the mathematical dimension, but above all, in the existential dimension. It aims to defy and engage us emotional, subconscious and intellectually. The studio believes that design based on sincerity, is what creates art. Devotedly responding to specific questions, not resorting to previous solutions.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
By simple rotations of the object by the user, due the asymmetry of it designs, we find different positions of the same object. Due these different positions, it can be found different ways to sit on it. It results in several chairs in one object only. An inhabited sculpture.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The original drawings were done, among another few hundred chairs sketches, in the artist sketch book during a solitary travelling around the world before he started to practice as an Architect. Now, after 15 years of practice, life gave him the opportunity to start developing them. This particular design has it origins in a small, rusty and curved wire founded while sweeping a floor in a hot day in Marrocco.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The proposal of the structure is to be done in laminated plywood in order to find a balance between the desired object strength and it light weight. It finishing aspect is proposed to be in the natural wood colour, in order to demonstrate the great potential of todays technical achievements with this work technique.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The dimensions of this object it varies depending in witch of the different positions it is. The positions were studied separately but as one at the same time.
An inhabited sculpture, one object, different positions, several ways to sit on it.
More than a research process, it was a process of concentration in canalising inspiration. The objective was to meditate in the uniqueness shape of that particular curved wire that captured the artist attention, and how could be transformed into a chair design. The wire was photographed, drawn on paper and improved meticulously until final lines were found. Them, a computer scale model was done and experimented with human dimensions on it in all possible dimensions.
The creative challenge was to design a multifunctional chair out of a curved old rusty wire. The obstacle of the development was to find the balance of the piece as a whole. The historical perspective is based in todays minimization process of material goods therefore a concept of designing one chair with different positions to sit on it. For this, an accurate research about ergonomics and design history was done. This is about a provocative project that invites to rethink the design approach as a free gesture of creative consciousness.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Pedro Quintela Studio