Forming History, 2011
For Forming History I selected a number of significant moments in history, all of which involved furniture, and used each of them to develop new forms for a furniture piece. In this bachelor graduation project (Free University of Bolzano) I used photographic records as reference points for each of these specific situations in history. The events of the past register as abstract shadows, deformations or traces on the newly designed object. The furniture has a way of capturing a moment and indeed steadies it in time. Thus, it is history that gives furniture its form – ‘History is forming furniture’.
Walnut wood, walnut veneer, white HPL laminate
Nobel Peace Prize Chair
50cm x 55cm x 86cm (W x L x H)
210cm x 55cm x 94cm (W x L x H)
End of Vietnam War Table
58cm x 72cm (D x H)