RUBBISH CHAIRS 2.0
Following on from Rubbish Chairs 1.0 (below), I wanted to make a champion of the found-object so I designed and handmade three plinth-like frames from metal tube to support them. I didn’t want to subtract from the found-object because that is the hero here.
The outcome isn’t designed with comfort at its forefront, I want viewers to recognise the found element and see how it has been re-imagined. Then, attach something else to the result, appreciation, humour or maybe confusion.
The Tyre Chair was exhibited at The Aram Gallery, London along side works by Sebastian Bergne, Max Lamb, Jasper Morrison and others.
RUBBISH CHAIRS 1.0
I took found objects and joined them in quick, responsive ways. The intention was to sketch in three dimensions and create something new. For this process you have to separate yourself from the regular use of the component and look at its individual properties. What else could it be useful for?
My intention is to use these as source material for new manufacturable works.
I know steam bending is science but it feels like magic to me, I visited steam bending extraordinaire, Tom Raffield in his studio in Cornwall for tips.
The chair is made of three different steam bent oak pieces which are repeated. Due to the characteristic curvature of each steam bent piece of wood, the chair offers three different seating positions.