Bert Loeschner is Adding Life to the Classic Monobloc Chair

By: Janelle Savel - Feb 26, 2014
References: bertloeschner & mocoloco
The iconic monobloc chair is getting a makeover with Bert Loeschner's art project and is encompassing more humanistic qualities.

Loeschner uses the garden chair as the subject of his projects, and casts them in rather unusual scenes -- particularly the one reliving himself over the sewer.

Loeschner says, "The contrast between the design and the popularity of this chair leads to questions about the value of innovation, aesthetics and functionality in our way of consuming. The function of a chair is way more than sitting. It also exists to represent, present, communicate, protect, assist, to confine and so on..."

His work is humorous, depicting emotion characters with their "arms" around each other, or playful swinging chairs. This project makes the viewer regard these typical chairs as less than garden furniture and more like sensitive anthropomorphic objects.

In the end, his work serves to inject a little humor -- an emotional touch -- into the humble and most ordinary.