Called The Workshop Chair, the piece is a product of Seymour's conceptual series of work entitled Amateur.
Seymour creates environments and events such as dinners using wax as a metaphor for ubiquitous creative ability.
The Workshop Chair is made of wooden batons joined with polycaprolactone wax.
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The Workshop Chair is a result of a series of exhibitions by Jerszy Seymour that explore the possibility of an 'Amateur' society (meaning lover, appassionato from the latin root) using a wax both as a construction material and as a metaphor for the creative energy in all people, the exhibitions created functional situations as a platform to discuss the possibility of utopia.
The first exhibition, the 'First Supper' at the MAK in Vienna 2008, invited people to a dinner where the kitchen first produced the wax furniture and then the food, a non hierachical situation to discuss utopia using cooking as a practical metaphor for production and consumption and the possibility of the amateur. This was followed by 'Salon des Amateurs' at the MARTA Herford 2009, a reference to 'salon des refuses' the place for the non official art in 19th century paris, it was the meeting place for the 'Amateur' to consider what could be an 'Amateur Society'. A giant wall diagram presented the possibilties of the amateur, whilst a big wax volcanic pool with water at 33degrees celsius as a metaphor for primordial birth offering a place for vistors to sit, float and think. Finally the 'Coalition of Amateurs' at the MUDAM in Luxembourg was an exhibition as a workshop both physically and mentally offering vistors and invited artists and designers to use the wax to connect and make their own constructions and to comment, critique, change or deny the discussion of the amateur. A non utopian way of discussing utopia.
The Amateur up until this point was an artificial project that had existed in museums, a kind of no place that made it possible to look at other more constructive functionings of society by artificially cutting out the limitation of late capatalism.
The Workshop Chair designed by Jerszy Seymour, comes out as a reality from this process, a very strong chair that is made from a few pieces of wood, some wax and a joyful production technique and affordable to make even using hands from a western economy with very little investment. The Workshop Chair offers itself for everybody to use and brings itself into the current economy with the intention to help create the new.
The Workshop Chair is made from wood and polycapralactone wax, it is fully repairable and 100% biodegradable and passes the top level structure tests for contract furniture (catas level 5).
Wax Colours available; red, brown, grey.
by Jerszy Seymour
Leon Li and Ryan Ran
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