Drought is a bronze chair born of a natural dehydrating process. we+ introduced the concept of time passage into a immutable furniture. The unique texture and shapes form in the original mould, which is created from a mixture of wax and super absorbent resin. Thoroughly soaked super absorbent resin balls slowly shrink from around 10mm to 1mm in diameter as they dry. Slipping out from the wax as they shrink, their absence leaves an airy intricate texture.
The characteristics of this chair were developed in a natural process as time proceeds out of designer’s hand.
Drought was exhibited at Gallery Rossana Orlandi in Milan Design Week 2017.
Material : bronze
Size : L43.5 W38.5 H82.5 SH43 [cm]
Photos : Masayuki Hayashi
Hokuto Ando & Toshiya Hayashi / we+
we+ is a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando based in Tokyo. Toshiya graduated from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and Hokuto graduated from Central Saint Martins in London. They develop their experimental approach to products, installations and graphics, by combining unconventional materials and technology to shift perspectives. Their works are represented by Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. They also have been commissioned by a variety of partners including SONY, Marimekko, Isetan Mitsukoshi Department Store, Finnair and Mori Art Museum.