Nominatie ARC13 Stoelontwerp – Void(wood)
Void(wood) is first and foremost an experiment in tectonics. Its architectural composition of planes communicates both a concern for comfort as well as strength, and of course ultimately beauty. The chair tries to reconcile these tectonic gestures within its overall sculptural geometry.
Plywood is the material of choice. Wood is already a material with a certain play or slack; it moves. It is pliable to meet demands of both comfort and ideality. The material has an evolution; a progression from linear element to plane to finally object by the hand of the designer. These different states are shuffled and multiplied within the design. Alternating between 2D and 3D design techniques the bodywork of the chair is simultaneously molded as a mass and wrapped in cut-out planes to become a self-sustaining load-bearing wooden shell. Shifting your viewpoint of the chair, its actual nature is alternately revealed and obscured. Sometimes demarcated with finite lines, sometimes curving and bending, it suggests a tension between void and mass, between emptiness and presence. Where the instantly recognizable shape activates collective memory, the different strokes of character also allow for divergence from this notion of unity or singularity. The pliability of the material meets that of the designer. The chair expresses the happy process of trying to find that playful mix. It is a multiplicity in plywood.
Ontwerp en realisatie
- Projecttitel Nominatie ARC13 Stoelontwerp - Void(wood)
- Projectarchitect(en) Pieter Bedaux
- Toeleveranciers false
- Voorlopig ontwerp 29-11-2012
- Definitief ontwerp 30-11-2012
- Aanvang bouw 21-10-2013
- Oplevering 01-12-2012
- Ontwerpbureau Bedaux furniture