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Chair One

I looked at the proportion rules that the ancient Egyptians used to depict people. The Egyptians used a grid to calculate proportions for the image of man. The system was set up so that the different dimensions related to each other and in this way the bodies were shaped. Each box is called a unit. Each body part must meet a certain number of squares (units). This is to create an idealized image of man that was pleasing to the eye. I transferred this system to the wooden chair. Because the chair is a well-known artifact, and we are trained to see and assess the comfort, dimensions, and weight of chairs. The chair looks just like us humans in very different ways. But there are still rules and norms that have consequences in the design. That we often start from a standardized seat height. Which has consequences in dimensioning and in the proportions to achieve harmony in the chair. I thought it would be interesting to transfer these proportions to the chair. A body ideal whose principles are transferred to an artifact, which must suit the body. In this case from the proportions of an idealized image of man.

Material; Pine

Sold at Auktionsverket - "Contemporary new Design" 2020

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