3 April 2012

Lathe I by Sebastian Brajkovic

Design by Sebastian Brajkovic.

In Lathe I Brajkovic twists the familiar seventeenth-century dining chair and conjures up a playful alter reality, where objects themselves can be physically stretched and pulled as if in digital programme. The Lathe I XL has been pierced by a central axis running through the profile of the chair back, and, as though being turned on a giant lathe, the seat and back extend around offering up a new, more spacious seating arrangement. With the seat extruded, the arms of the chair look like they might meet in reverse, the whole piece existing in the negative space of a traditional chair.