Project is shortlisted 2022/23
alga / reused leather seat
The ‘alga’ seat was inspired by the tissues of underwater plants and its main element is a sculpted seat form made of leather cutting waste. The fleshy effect of the layered strips is enhanced by the inversion of the leather. The overflow of material through the frame alludes to the organic nature of the form. The corrugations sewn in here and there reinforce this effect by disrupting the mechanics of the parallel stripes. A steel ball attached to the front breaks the monochrome matte character by reflecting the surroundings – it alludes to the colour scheme around the seat through the reflections. The shape of the frame is formed by two separate circuits, which are connected by welding when they are parallel to each other. The seat itself is in a form which envelops the sitter. Two heights of the armrests accommodate both – taller and shorter users.