Big Alu Chair by Teruaki Ohashi
In 2009 I stayed at the Hotel Sezz in Paris with my family to celebrate my 60ieth. Sezz was in the process of developing a new hotel in Saint Tropez. Although I noticed their eye for detail and certain fine chairs, little I knew they would go so far as to have Christophe Pillet design a whole new chair for them, produced by Emeco…A French designer and a French hotel and a US based manufacturer is a surprise;-)
Pressed chair is a pressed aluminium chair by Harry Thaler that comes flat and can be bent into a super-light stackable chair.
The end result is light enough to be lifted with only two fingers, but extremely strong and durable even without any external structural support. Thaler’s creation is indeed a chair that pushes the limits of minimization and material!
Scottish designer Tristan Cochrane is a remarkable artist. After he worked 10 years in the fishing industry in Scotland he went into furniture design.
After a short period studying cabinet making and furniture design at Bucks University near London he moved to Eindhoven, the Netherlands. For almost 3 years he worked for Studio Maarten Baas before settling in Barcelona in 2011 where he recently set up a studio with partner Paula Benvegnú, an art director from Argentina who has been working in advertising for 5 years before moving to Spain.
From the second image it is clear that sardines stood model for the material. From them Tristan created wax molds that he used to cast aluminum sardines via the forlorn Wax Method.
The rocking chair is a one off piece sculpted by Tristan. It is fully functional and made entirely from cast sardines in aluminium.
It was produced in Eindhoven, NL, at Beeldenstorm foundry in 2011.
Dimensions: 110cm x 50cm x 65cm
Weight: 30 kg
Tristan Seated on his chair. He has a nice photo series of the making of the fish chair. I can smell the studio from it;-)
Tristan is also represented by Saatchi Online. Asking price for this one off is $19,500.00.
Update: The chair will be featured in Milan.
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on April 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM