Although, this was an inconvenient error I had made in my ‘Reconnect’ project, it was a great learning experience that better prepared me for working with 1:1 scale furniture prototyping in the Final Major. As I was working with furniture again, I decided to work with a physical reference point to help me gain an idea of the dimensions I would need. Learning from my mistakes, I looked exclusively at chairs that were within or close to my cork block limitations.
The difficult element was finding a chair that shared a similar shape to what I wanted for me chair: organic, round, low, sunken and sculptured. A lot of chairs, even soft ones such as armchairs have a very rigid and straight structure. I looked at 1990’s inspired inflatable chairs and beanbags as my main source of inspiration. Although the soft and flexible material selection in these models is something entirely different than what I am looking to achieve with cork, there shape, structure and scale were perfect for my concept. The grooves and curves playfully mimicked my infamous, funny sheep-shearing pose.
Galleryfumi.com. (2017). Alex Hull. [online] Available at: https://galleryfumi.com/artists/alex-hull/ [Accessed 29 Sep. 2017].
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