Raising (a) Chair

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-28 13:02:23 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Flat packed wooden chair. Hardly waste, minimal volume for transportation

Raising colours

The rising chair emphasize the natural shape an object can made by transforming itself. Every piece of the chair has its own task to succeed in this transformation.

It’s very easy to gather a huge collection of different chairs, throughout the years there has been a staggering abundance of them, in all shapes and sizes. Robert was fascinated by to what degree the object you are creating is capable of dictating its own design? Is it even possible for an object to ‘tell’ for which form its best suited? And if so, what will the end result be? Following this train of thought led him to discover several interesting options to create a new kind of chair.

“The foundation of any chair is the flat surface you’ll eventually sit down on. Using this notion as a starting point, I made several cuts in the flat surface and pulled up the different beam-like strands of cut surface. This created the preliminary but already distinct features of any chair: back, seat and legs. The rhythm of the wooden beams gives the chair an organic shape. The cuts are most visible when the chair is still down. But at that stage of the construction, I still didn’t know what shape the chair would take in the end. This was determined by the various arches of the wooden beams the chair is made of. Folding the chair into its definitive form, as a creator, I felt a special connection to the material I was working with.” according to Robert.

He won a red dot as well as the Wood Challenge price for it

Designer: Robert van Embricqs
Manufacturer: not known
Category: Furniture
Websites: www.robertvanembricqs.com/rising%20chair.html


Raising colours
the flat version
Raising Chair in wood
Raising colours
by Embricqs

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