The concept behind The Art of Sitting is based on the quote by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen: “In order to sit well, one must be able to sit differently.”
The shape of the object is based on an investigation of how many different ways one can sit on a chair. The shape of the object has been found by identifying the surfaces where the body needs support.
Gunnar Aagaard Andersen spent time investigating the square in his work. As I am working with three- dimensional objects, the starting point for my project has been the cube. The deconstructed cube questions the use of function and can be seen as a sculpture, a sitting object or pure research.
Composite based on crushed granite, tiles and fishglue
85 x 75 x 75 cm
For me to reform is to... Question the conventional understanding about what design is and can do.
Designer Stine Mikkelsen (DK) is a Copenhagen-based material researcher and manipulator working within the field of experimental furniture design. With a background in textile design materials have a primary role in both the process as well as the final objects. Through challenging and refining methods from this field unexpected things occur which lead to new ways of making and producing. Through this she not only challenges the way we understand textile and product design, she also modernises the notion of crafts.