While the frame of the Portrait in Chair looks rather standard, the two parts that are intended to come in direct contact with the sitter's body have been installed in an unusual way. The wooden components that make up the rear support structure have been altered slightly to accommodate the crooked placement of the backrest.
This shift in angle is complemented by the askew positioning of the squared seat panel so that the task chair becomes whimsically asymmetrical. You might think about sitting upon this perch with your spine aligned forwards, yet the object actually encourages you to rest slightly sideways. A fan of Akio Hayakawa's piece will also appreciate the Portrait in Chair series that comprises the adjoined assembly of seats to form idiosyncratic benches.
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The Portrait in Chair Embodies a Slanted Assembly of Contact Components
- By: Amelia RoblinFeb 19, 2014