Bust marble chair by
Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny

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Milan 2013: Netherlands-based designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny presented a solid marble chair at the Bagatti Valsecchi exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny collaborated with sculptors at the Henraux Foundation - a company that specialises in marble production - when creating the Bust chair.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

"After an exchange of ideas, the fluid robust form with cantilevered seat offered itself to a beautiful combination with marble. The chair is a sculptural study on comfort and ergonomics," explains the designer.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

The Bust chair exists in both an indoor and outdoor version, the latter of which is equipped with small holes for drainage.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny is famous for his series of honeycomb vases made by bees. We've also featured his cabinet stained with ink from a ball-point pen and paper vases turned on a lathe.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

The Henraux Foundation has previously worked with some of the world's leading artists including Henry Moore, Hans Arp and Isamu Noguchi.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

The Bagatti Valsecchi 2.0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi also featured a sofa with a cast concrete seat by JamesPlumb and a purposefully inaccurate time-keeping device by Maarten BaasRead more about the Bagatti Valsecchiexhibition.

Bust Chair by Tomas Libertiny for Rossana Orlandi

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  • bwd

    Rather elegant, but how does one flush it?

  • sor perdida

    I would call it Dutch Deluxe Urinal.

  • pipo

    Dissapointing design. Nothing sculptural about it except being crafted out of marble, which makes it a cliche. The floor in the photos looks nice though.

  • Redfern

    What a waste of marble!

  • beatrice

    “The chair is a sculptural study on comfort and ergonomics”

    Does that mean that it is comfy and ergonomical or that it is ‘studying’ them?

    The big lump in the middle looks uncomfortable and un-ergonomic, so maybe the latter?

    • The_Blueblood

      If you don’t have haemorrhoids you’re good to go.