My Second Chair

by guy keulemans on January 24, 2009

The final result from the project set by Dick van Hoff, the 1 = 2 chairs. The brief was to take an old chair apart and rebuild the structure with 6mm rod. In the first chair I built a support structure replacing the legs, and in the second chair I replaced the seat and back.

The design of this second chair, on the left in the photos, was almost completely crystallized in my mind by the time the first chair was finished. Unlike the first chair, which I repainted to make clear the relationship between them and to the original chair, and which had a difficult conception. Its design was itself a reflection of the struggle to find direction. So indeed, all the hard work was done on the first chair.

The making of this second chair, then, flowed naturally, allowing me to concentrate on the sensuality of the materials. And something interesting began, the relationship between the metal and wood became complex, a relationship of domination, submission and ultimately tense union. The metal wants to control the wood, but the wood stands resolute.

You can download a PDF showing technical drawings and the construction schema here.

{ 2 comments }

Brett January 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm

bravo, very noice!!

guy keulemans January 26, 2009 at 5:54 am

thanks!

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