The Salt Chair reflects our complex relationship with the natural world and its resources. The Himalayan pink salt blocks which make up this piece come from Pakistan. Nowadays, we take this for granted, but we should not. Derived from the same architectural module, several bricks composes the structure. Epoxy resin acts as a binder to ensure stability and resistance.
Our world is full of different materials. However, human intervention dramatically altered our relationship with earth. Today, we can identify materials with our senses; we can describe their colors, densities, weights and develop our aesthetic preferences. But are we really able to identify what our world is truly made of? Are we able to calculate our environmental cost?
This piece reflects the designer’s interest in the chair as a typology. It is an object that appears across different cultures and geographies. Everyone can recognize its function. Therefore, the chair is a democratic object, an artifact available to anyone. It can also carry cultural meanings, representing a society, an epoch, or a status symbol.
Limited Edition of 10 pieces
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