How does a chair actually work? Is it comfortable? Is it light? Is it movable? Is it smartly designed? Is it ergonomical?
To find answers to these questions, 10 students scoured streets, municipal dumps, their own basements, and neighbors’ houses to collect 100 broken or discarded chairs. In the second step, these were examined, then disassembled and reassembled into 30 new models, or three chairs per student. After much tinkering, each student’s three chairs were distilled into one clear concept which was used to synthesize a single chair. Thus, out of 100 chairs, 10 distinct objects emerged - from lightweight construction to perfect sitting comfort to innovative folding mechanisms. As different as the results may be, they all clearly demonstrate the creative potential of working with discarded objects.
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design / interior architecture / furniture and interior design