15/05/2010

The Point Chair



We have finished and delivered The Point Chair. For Isaac, aged 1. As discussed already, I was asked to work from Nilsson's The Point. The step, in terms of ongoing work, was to make something with a functional behaviour, helped by the use of this small wooden school chair.



Really my previous post, explaining the tattooed nature of the design and its relationship to instruction and reading and lifespan, still holds.





Always the thought of what is next and the back, with its closer correspondence between the imagery and the pocket-use, is the root of something where I'd like to make a piece with Sally that exclusively talks about use. This may involve making the furniture itself, as the correct kind of carcass for a very simple surface grammar.



The buttons were another step; the left is a dog's nose, in case it doesn't read.







This is really how we expect and want the chair to live, with the books and the drawings that take him along the way.

13 comments:

ahoi! said...

fantastic!

Oscar Bolton Green said...

This looks great- would love to see it in the flesh.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful - I love your work!

Peter Nencini said...

Thanks MD, OBC, DB

THEARM said...

awesome, function+

Reference Library said...

!

Golden Smith said...

su-poib!
('superb'- in case it doesn't read!)

natasha said...

I am blown away by your work. Speechless.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

I love everything I see here. David, YHBHS, introduced me to your work.
Beautiful. Bravo, Ivan

Peter Nencini said...

Thanks IMcD, AB, DN, N, IT; esteemed commenters! Puts a spring in one's step.

John said...

Poli High Five! Awesome!

sophie said...

hi peter, i would like to show your chair at the hello handmade gallery.
www.hello-handmade.com is that ok with you? sophie

Peter Nencini said...

That's fine with me, Sophie.