Individual project, 1st semester, master at AHO
The brief was to create a radical design in cooperation with ForaForm. I quickly got inspired by the process of decay; something that happens all around us, but so often is disregarded. Everything from our bodies to furniture decays, but still decay is seen as unwanted and repulsive in its nature.
I wanted to challenge this perception of decay, by creating a bench resembling the rotting carcass of a deer and bring it inside. This way I hope to force users and spectators to discuss how decay is an integral part of our lives, both in the products around us and in ourselves. The final solution is made with lost-wax steel casting for the skeleton, and molded walnut plywood top pressed into shape.
Picture references: Josh Munson & www.snohetta.com