The chair was one of the first sophisticated objects imagined by man. After the bench, which was more archaic and functionalist, the chair appears more connected to power and comfort. Its natural mutation was initially for a long chair, known today as “chaise longue”, na invention of the Enlightment which represented a sign of progress and comfort in the late nineteenth century. Consecutive mutations led to the proliferation of the original gene, with chairs and sofas now sometimes resembling puffs and organic objects. This installation aims to take the oldest gene and cross it with a new one. Where each object alone could be a “long chair” of various shapes serving as a place to sleep, collectively each one can become part of a larger playground.

Pedro Campos Costa, Daniela Figueiredo, Silvia Becchi and Giulia Castelarin. Sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos

INTERNI, Design Week in Milan Exhibition-Event: INTERNI MUTANT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN. FuoriSalone 2011 / Salone del Mobile

© Vítor Gabriel

Milan, Italy