Kepler-186f Messaging Chair by Alexandr Strepetov

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Kepler-186f

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Messaging Chair

INSPIRATION:
This artwork was created as a part of bigger project where one idea was exploited indiverse methods. I was fascinated of developing single idea in various techniques and materials. Driven by this encouragement I have created experimental works, based on which later appeared wardrobe, table, and this armchair. Here you can see ornamentation inspired by plants (vine, twisting around armrest), as well as anthropomorphic and zoomorphic details, some even end up being a pregnant with creatures, like

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is both a piece of furniture and a complex sculpture, the body of which combines natural forms and futuristic structures achieved with different manufacturing processes. Monolithic parts are synergistically combined with a naked skeleton structure, revealing the beauty of both the external and the interior parts that are usually hidden.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Kepler is not just ordinary piece of furniture, but an object of art with secret language. It can be interpreted as a piece from another world, created by alien mind. Sculpture reimagines geometrically plain and lifeless space as something cheerful and life-affirming. From the first sight it is obvious that elements were not created behind computer screen, but it was an organic process, almost like tree grows from the seed, or as if it separated from parental piece of furniture. Sculpture has hidden movement that makes you expect it to start walking, making it impossible to take picture of.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The article was started in the summer of 2017, completed in the fall of 2018, in Sankt Petersburg.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Structurally, the main part of the armchair consists from steel wire 2-3 mm in diameter, intersections of main wire wrapped with thinner wire and soldered with tin alloy. Attached to the wire carcass are wrought brass bushings that are soldered with silver. They hold decorative elements, along with armrests and legs, hand carved from solid oak and finished with variety of paints and lacquers. The wooden seat cover is stitched, designed to be easily removed, while material on the seat back is affixed.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
width 760mm. length 840mm. height 1070mm.

TAGS:
Arm-chair, furniture, furniture design, author furniture, wood carving, sculpture, wire articles, metal construction

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Creative process was about using over exaggerated, over the top amount of details, to widen possibilities of technology and style used. It was an exploration of gracefully combining different materials. Also, I used some architectural ideas - inverted feet of the armchair remind columns made from rebar, topped with asymmetric monolithic capital. The airy nature and shape freedom allow multiple non-standard uses of Kepler language in construction design. It is clearly not a mass-produced item, but a conglomeration of ideas, based on which creation of simpler pieces is possible.

CHALLENGE:
The improvisational nature of the project leads me to the experimentation. In the beginning I only had upper part of the chair in my mind. Therefore, I had to work on feet with chair being inverted, which initially seemed like an obstacle, but later it helped formed the end design. Absence of access to welding, led me to seek structural rigidity in woven construction techniques, in wire crossing and wire ties, which eventually opened my eyes to the beauty, strength and awe-inspiring opportunities that arose from seemingly simplistic solutions. I work in a common workshop together with other artists. If I had opened to them my plan, I would risk losing such necessary courage and inspiration, and start doubting under the pressure of their reasoning. The fact that I put aside another almost ready to sell commercial object for the sake of the tin soldering of wire could look like madness for my colleagues. So, it was necessary to keep focus, communicating only through artwork. When a month later, one of the artists said that out of my design could come out interesting furniture, I was relieved and open to discuss. Armchair in its current state is an art object, an artistic expression. To prepare mass production version, tin soldering needs to be replaced utilizing mini-modules or welding. As far as language shape expressed in wire it can be explored and there are endless derivates possible. Leather could be used in upholstery. Making ends of the feet from wire are more practical, however, it is possible to make them with arch-shaped openings. Using asymmetrical capital allows visual and structural combination not only with horizontal, but also with angled structural trusses.

ADDED DATE:
2019-01-31 15:36:03

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: photographer Tanya Bogdanova, Kepler-186f, 2018.
Image #2: photographer Tanya Bogdanova, Kepler-186f, 2018.
Image #3: photographer Tanya Bogdanova, Kepler-186f, 2018.
Image #4: photographer Tanya Bogdanova, Kepler-186f, 2018.
Image #5: photographer Tanya Bogdanova, Kepler-186f, 2018.
Video Credits:cameraman Mikhail Mikhailuk

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Alexandr Strepetov

PROFILE:
The Voyager collection is the outcome of exploring the creative potential of the original sketch. The embodiment of the graphic images exposed unexpected transformation of household objects. It seems like the traces of deep space adventure reverberated in the appearance of the armchair Kepler, the coffee table, and the bookcase.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Kepler-186f Messaging Chair by Alexandr Strepetov is a Nominee in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category.

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Kepler-186f Messaging Chair by Alexandr Strepetov is Winner in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category, 2018 - 2019.

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