These De-Evolution Chairs serve as more than a fantastical collection of furnishings that appear to experience a gradual transformation. This series of artistic works is actually intended to comment on the depressing status quo of the United States of America. Beginning with a complete wingback chair, the range appears to decompose to the point where the final object is essentially a broken stool.
The melting backrests represent the pressures and the resultant decline of many of the economic and social structures of the country. You will notice, however, that as Brad Ascalon's De-Evolution Chairs deteriorate, the colorful Amoire Libre fabric stays in tact. This is a message of hope and respect from the designer who can still see the nation's beauty, value and potential.