keita suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime keita suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime
nov 11, 2014

keita suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime

keita suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime
all images courtesy of product design center

 

 

 

it is said that the average human will shed 64-liters of tears in their lifetime. by visualizing this concept, keita suzuki of japanese firm product design center has developed the ‘tear drop chair’, a furniture piece that allows us to realize that our lives consist of numerous events that bring us happy and sad emotions. the experience of ‘sitting on water’ is something one could rarely experience. the enclosing material surface simply consists of 0.3mm-thick vinyl plastic, providing the feeling of actually touching a droplet of liquid.

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
the pieces allow you to sit on water

 

 

 

‘if there were to be a product designer-like response to this project, it would have to be that the initial idea was to create a chair that would not damage the grass,’ says suzuki. stemming from his philosophy of respecting the environment with a minimal impact on its ground, he has also formed other constructs with the body fluid content of a child, adult, and polar bear. produced by NHK educational TV and directed by galileo-kobo, under the theme ‘design x science x chair’, the collection is currently on display at the tokyo midtown design touch 2014 inside the ‘suwari forest’.

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
a giant water droplet that contains the same quantity of water as the body fluid of a polar bear

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
64 liters of water

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
standing on the 0.3mm-thick vinyl plastic

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
floating on the surface

product design center keita suzuki tear drop chair furniture japan
children playing on the water droplet

 

 

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