‘collection in chains’ stool by early flower for the fifty fifty projects
cast chains form the outline of a stool in ‘collection in chains’, created for the fifty fifty projects
by stockholm-based art collective early flower, currently represented by sculptor johanna gustafsson fürst.
discussing the conceptualization of the stool, the designers explain:
‘under the theme science/guts, we thought about the machine as science and the flesh as guts,
and worked with the tension between the two. for the stool ‘collection in chains’,
we have wrapped an ordinary everyday object in chains– the machine holds a firm grip
and the flesh keeps it tight.‘
the fifity fifty projects was created by katja pettersson in 2010, along with fellow industrial designer anders landström
and art director enis püpülek. the company offers a production model wherein designers are given extensive artistic freedom
and participate fully throughout the production process– from idea and concept to manufacturing to sales and marketing–
and earn a full 50% of the profits for their works.