Lounge Chair, Arm Chair, Stool
When I was thinking about my approach, I realized that goal is not the destruction of the known chair archetype in the sense of its negation and the establishing the new one instead, but rather its gradual transformation - so it evolves organically, it grows and assimilates some already existing associated elements, and the new unknown appears. I started with the archetypal shape corresponding to the human body's anatomy; the whole plywood construction is freely "grown" around the woven surfaces as it would want to embrace the body, protect and connect with it. The chair, through the Metamorphosis, is outgrowing its primal form and function and transforming itself almost to the liquid silhouette. That allows to break and undermine the unity of established understanding of the chair, and simultaneously proposing the neverending transformation as a final state.
Regarding highlighting the concept, the production process is fully subordinated to the idea of neverending transformation. This methodology is based on not defining the final object shape in advance; its form is created step by step in the gradual stages of the making- it is almost an endless process of hard craftwork, where each stage takes long hours. In the end, the object arrives with sensitive smooth organic modeling of the wood and expressively poured colored plastic on the flawless wooden surface. Another part of the object, weaving, allowed me to unrestrictedly experiment with the colors but still come closest to the concept and leave the final appearance open until the last moment. The whole process is absolutely free - depending on my decisions, so the result is the authentic gesture.
materials: mixed media developed and produced by Tadeas Podracky