Making full use of traditional woodworking techniques, Lin is a handmade chair that displays a sculptural quality with ergonomic considerations.
As a sculptor using traditional woodworking techniques, I have been drawn to creating three-dimensional objects that depict fragments of human nature in an abstract form. The challenge was to design and build a functional object with the same vocabulary as the sculptures I create. Inspired by the unifying, yet conflicting qualities of human nature – those of frailty and strength, this chair displays the beauty in consolidating individually vulnerable parts to form physically, a stronger whole and metaphorically, a dignified presence.
Photos: Timothy Hogan, Dalton Paley