Hila Shilon

Hila Shilon

chairs-beyond function

chair2

detail

The aim of this project was to examine the outcome of taking an item that is normally unnoticed and putting focus on it design.

chair1

detail

chair3

detail

detail

3D sketches

2D sketches-evolutionary process

The aim of this project was to examine the outcome of taking an item that is normally unnoticed and putting focus on it design. I wanted to use an object that is 100% functional, and whose purpose is to serve the “designed” artifact and to redesign it in a way which creates a new perspective, one that differs from common rules. For that purpose I chose to use a screw thread as a designing instrument.

I use the reinforcement and securing instruments as a metaphor to the working class outskirts of society, those who do all of the hard labor. I imagine them braking out in a rage of violence, demanding what they deserve. In accordance, the screw thread grows and takes over the chair. The screw’s shape is formed through its rebellion and its powerful demand for existence and recognition in the world. As an act of outburst and rage it violently overcomes the designed object. In its fight, the screw thread gets a life of its own. Chaotically, it grows, develops and takes over as an organic creature on the chair. Hence, the chair is forced to change according to the shape of the screw.

This project advanced through trial and error, “from my guts”. It’s purpose was to test the boundaries between order and chaos, function and esthetics, the predicted and the strange.

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