P.S. I'M A CHAIR

AGENCY
GSIGN Studio, 2009

POSITION
Self employed

MY ROLE
- Creative concept
- Design

- Prototyping

DESCRIPTION
The Family of Textures is a series of three different chairs which are all made of small building blocks. Each chair has its own corresponding ‘material specific’ texture. The material itself as 'block' has no meaning, but as a family they originate as a fullness and it becomes a product.
P.S. I'm a chair is a sculptural chair. The seat is carved out succinctly from a polystyrene (PS) boulder; feather light despite its hefty appearance. The chair is completely made of one material and contains no glue or other materials for binding the small building blocks. 

STATUS
Concept, Prototype

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM

P.S. I'm a Chair looks like an ancient chair sculpted from a rock. The functional chair part comes out of the rock which symbolizes the relation between man and nature. The chair is purely made from polystyrene which is also available in an ecological version. The chair is full of interesting contrasts and has a lot beneath the surface. There is the contrast in texture (rough vs. smooth) which has a great correlation with the shape (straight vs. organic). The last contrast is the weight. The chair looks extremely heavy while it's actually feather light. 

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EXPOSURE

My chair was selected by Li Edelkoort for the Post-Fossil exhibitions. My design travelled the world and was exposed in Tokyo and at Holon Designmuseum in Israel. This is the official exhibition statement made by Li Edelkoort. Welcome to Post-Fossil, excavating the 21 century. 

"Time has come for extreme change. Society is ready to break away from last century for good. To break with creative conventions, theoretic rules and stigmas that now are questioned, challenged and broken. To break with a materialistic mentality replacing it with the materialisation of modest earth-bound and recomposed matter.
In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis in decades, a period of glamorous and streamlined design for design’s sake comes to an end. A new generation of designers retrace their roots, refine their earth and research their history, sometimes going back to the beginning of time."

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THE STUDY

This is the conceptual study which led to the creation of P.S. I'm A Chair. The goal was to created different types chair made from one single material. The only thing needed to build these chairs is applying heat.

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