The Degenerate Chair Has an Elaborate Natural Look and Composition

 - Jan 13, 2014
References: danielwidrig & dezeen
At first glance, it might be difficult to discern whether the Degenerate Chair is a product of the natural world or the result of the complex artificial reproduction of organic forms. The former is the more accurate description of this piece that might remind you of the tangled roots of a tree.

Daniel Widrig began by computer modeling this intricate seating system before employing cutting-edge 3D printing technologies to make it a reality. Interestingly, the designer opted for a material mixture of plaster, rice wine and sugar to create a structure strong enough to make it functional. This innovative idea also makes the Degenerate Chair more cost-efficient to produce. Ironically, its decomposing appearance is contrary to this symbol of growth in knowledge, tech and design.