LAVA: re loved
LAVA: re loved LAVA: re loved
aug 05, 2010

LAVA: re loved

re-loved exhibition powerhouse museum sydney, australia on now until 10 october, 2010

re-lava ed: geometries beyond the blob all images courtesy chris bosse

australian architect chris bosse has sliced up the panton chair as part of the re-loved: designer stories exhibition at the powerhouse museum, sydney.

bosse, director of architectural firm LAVA, is one of several designers commissioned by the powerhouse to use a pre-loved chair to tell a story about a piece of furniture they love. he chose a design classic that relates to current design and manufacturing techniques. the panton chair  by danish designer verner panton (c1967) was a departure from traditional design and manufacturing techniques. it anticipated the digital revolution by 30 years and is the first freeform, organic molded piece of furniture.

‘i’ve chosen to represent this shape as slices, similar to an mri scan in order to make visible its complex 3 dimensional geometry. the chair is metaphorically and physically carved out of a sliced box ‘ says bosse.

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