Following the principles of re-use and circular economy and inspired by the idea of “minimal interventions” by Lucius Burckhardt, a collection of unwanted chairs was modified with prototypical extensions, small adaptations and transformations.
In response to observations and collected desired qualities of public space, such as playfulness, flexibility, social interaction, cleanliness, cooling or access to music, the chairs respond to identified needs of residents and offer a speculative perspective on public space. What if inconspicuous objects became playful elements of expression, tools for social interaction and facilitators for collaboration?
The series of prototypes (developed by Martin Färber, Moriz Fischer and Raphael Volkmer), which was presented at the Angewandte Festival 2019 and the exhibition Wo ist das Kind?, is part of the ongoing study Social Design ist unsichtbar, which examines undiscovered potentials of furniture in public space. Conquer spaces, open spaces!
- Summer 2019
- Project developed by Martin Färber
- Moriz Fischer and Raphael Volkmer.