9,5° chair by Rasmus B. Fex
The wonky look of this chair by Danish designer Rasmus B. Fex actually makes it stronger. By tilting the legs and back by 9.5 degrees but keeping the seat straight, Fex removed the need for a stabilising rod underneath.
Art With Function – without design is a method developed by Rasmus B. Fex in an attempt to push thinking outside the box. The tool forces the designer’s thoughts along new paths and promotes a conceptual approach to the design craft. It is a different way to work process oriented. By removing functionality from design, designers are forced to think in a new way. The goal is to reach a new aesthetic in which objects are both art and design.
The process is divided into five acts.
Act 1: Choose an archetype, which fills a specific function.
Act 2: Make 10 copies of the archetype.
Act 3: Remove the object’s function in ten different ways.
Act 4: Add the old function to all the objects from ACT 3.
Act 5: Choose one object from Act 4 and make it into a finished product.
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