LOCUST CHAIR

Collaborative work with textile designer Katie Lenton

We expect chairs to be comfortable, we appreciate the load they bear, but should design adhere to such expectations? Discomfort is one of the new forms of escapism that release us from the familiarity and safety of contemporary life. Peoples’ growing obsession with endurance activities, fetishes, terror and the unknown represent a shift in our ideals – a subconscious rebellion against the vanilla.

THE LOCUST CHAIR FAMILY WILL BE ON SHOW AT THE 2010 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BIENNIAL IN ST ETIENNE

* Acknowledgement - the locust chair family is a mutation of the Bellini Arco Chair by Marco and Claudio Bellini