Why to design another chair? March 14, 2009Posted by ieva in Uncategorized.
Why not? 100 chairs in 100 days by Gamper Martino.
Doung Anwar Jahangeer (he won the South award for his mobile, fold-away shop)
A couple of years ago I had a very different point of view. I wanted to do design. I could imagine myself doing all kinds of things except designing a chair. I thought that the world is already full of furniture. So- why should I contribute to this over production?! I still think there is too much stuff around, but… If I’m planning to spend at least next 10 years working as a designer, there are chances somebody will ask me to do that. So, it’s time to get prepared. At the Design Academy we have to design a chair for De Witte Tafel restaurant in Eindhoven (the chosen one will be produced). And I have to say that I even enjoy the process!
Marcel Breure Vassily chair.
Its true that there are soooo many chairs around that it is a real challenge to create something new and exciting, that would would have an added value. It is vary rare that a new chair gets my attention. Most of the things we see around are just replicas of what we’ve seen before or uncomfortable egocentric creations of people who call themselves designers.
I found a blog that shows recent (mostly) creations in chair design, and I find it quite fun to look at. You can check it out here .
Copy right chair installation.
So, I take a deep breath and keep on going with MY chair.