berlin-based designer paula claveriá creates abstract furniture inspired by geometric theory and bauhaus form. in this example claveriá reimagines a chair using function to inspire form as part of her studies into integral design.

abstract furniture explores geometric theory and bauhaus form



the design is influenced by kandinsky’s two dimensional theory on ‘point and line on the plane’, an analysis of the geometrical elements which make up every painting. the philosophical treatise, which offers a deep investigation into the basics of the artistic language, is drawn upon by claveriá in the construction of the piece’s pictorial elements.

this chair was created as part of paula claveriá’s integral design degree


paula claveriá uses this work to direct her graphical approach which begins by obliterating the typical form of a chair and starting anew. the designer then imagines the reaction of someone who is sitting where a chair once existed, focusing only on shape born out of function. she is interested in the human reaction and ability to use an object that maintains the same function but adopts a completely different look. the new geometric volumes have been created using wood and brass, chosen for their ability to be crafted into these shapes, filling the empty spaces necessary to support the body’s posture.

the abstract form imagines bodily posture to inform the design



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edited by: kieron marchese | designboom

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