‘quattrovulationares sofa’, 2008

vienna based artist and designer helmut palla transforms found furniture into unusual pieces of art. palla has been collecting various objects for many years, reconfiguring them in his studio. one of the main themes in his work is furniture and its functionality. while all his works use elements from furniture pieces, many do not function as such. in this light palla questions the functional role of these objects, showing us new possibilities that deconstruct the familiar. is a chair a chair if you can’t sit on it? is a chair a chair, even if it doesn’t conform to the archetypal form? these questions often come to mind when looking at palla’s transformed designs.


helmut palla‘auf- & abwiegler’, 2009

helmut palla‘sitting wheel’, 2006

helmut palla‘discorded rocker’, 2009

helmut palla‘mutant’, 2005

helmut palla‘rocking mutant’, 2006

helmut palla‘zwischenstuhlsitz’, 2008

helmut palla‘rocking cha-cha-chair’, 2009