Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chairfix by Ben Wilson

Inspired by self-assembly model airplane kits, Ben Wilson's Chairfix rethinks the conventional mode of producing, packaging, transporting and assembling a chair. The chair is produced by a straightforward application of cutting into a flat plywood sheet. The chair is delivered flat and easily assembled on location. The parts snap out and slot into a rigid structure without the need for glue or screws.

{images above from Ben Wilson's 2003 Chairfix exhibition at The Aram Gallery. For this exhibition Ben Wilson approached ten artists to work directly onto the flat plywood panels. This process transforms the flat panels into unexpected 3 dimensional pieces of art when the parts are assembled.}

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