haviv + fieldman create honest DIY chair from duct tape + broomsticks haviv + fieldman create honest DIY chair from duct tape + broomsticks
sep 11, 2014

haviv + fieldman create honest DIY chair from duct tape + broomsticks

haviv + fieldman create honest DIY chair from duct tape + broomsticks
all images courtesy of limor haviv and nimrod fieldman

 

 

rolls of duct tape and broomsticks are common items that serve different purpose within the home. when we use the former, we take it out of our drawers to secure the edges of boxes that we ship to our loved ones or when we’re moving. when we use the latter, dust and other dirt must be swept from the floors of our kitchens and bathrooms. contrary to the typical uses of these devices, limor haviv and nimrod fieldman have taken them and combined their properties into a work called ‘honest chair’. 

 


video courtesy of limor haviv and nimrod fieldman

 

 

 

the name is derived from the fact that, staying true to their characteristics, the components provide a completely DIY construction process. an added feature is a functional graphic intent on the tape with detailed instructions. they appear as diagrams and labels, which are represented by letter and number combinations that specify the joint location and dimensions of the piece. once the adhesive has been torn off and applied to the cylindrical surface of the broomstick, users must saw through the wood and break away the excess material that may be saved for another part of the puzzle.

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
tape applied to the surface

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
sawing thru the wood

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
placing corresponding ends next to one another

 

 

once all of the lumber material has been utilized, the vertexes are secured by wrapping their connections, using the loop of the tape as a handle for the material to maintain its shape and not stick to itself. the result is a combination of two triangles that intersect as the opposite of one another to create a three-point base and seat.

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
stacking the triangles

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
using the roll as a handle to maneuver the tape

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
wrapping the joint

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creating the seat

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sitting on the chair

limor haviv nimrod fieldman honest diy chair duct tape broomsticks
the packaging label

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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