Mirrored Chairs: An Artistic Twist to Mass-Produced Plastic

dornob
November 13, 2012
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There is something relentlessly generic about the universally-recognized shape of monoblock plastic chairs seen on porches seemingly everywhere.

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Taking the molding technique of these conventional objectsand tweaking it, Kai Linke makes the ordinary seem strange and unfamiliar.

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The effect is reminiscent of mirrored-face photographs and art – used to seeking a certain kind of symmetry, these alternate views are suddenly alien.

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The results range from functional stools and chairs, to unusable remnants like industrial mistakes gone far wrong or a mindless machine attempting to figure out from scratch what a seat should be. Who knows, though, maybe enough iterations would generate something new and useful after all.