German designer Jennifer Heier has sent us photos of her ReLegs Chair that she recently exhibited at the 2009 IMM Cologne furnishings show in Germany.
From Jennifer Heier:
Normally idioms explain human behaviour or human conditions with the help of objects. My idea for this project was to change the subject object role of them and see what happens. ReLegs is one of the results. A chair that is able to go down to its knees. This causes a very special way of interaction, since the chair is able to act in two different positions. The upright position is meant for a regular sitting attitude, whereas the other position is more relaxed and comfortable for the user, but not for the chair, that has to prostrate for its owner. By twisting the rear legs you can change to the one or the other attitude.
The focus of the design proposition has been to help in opening up the drinking occasionality, and communicating the concept of ‘infectious playfulness’ for Baileys.
Our approach has been to create a series of interlinking experiences of differing scale – each designed to bring to life a particular drink mix. This is achieved through creating a series of ‘poured’ forms flowing from the ceiling, lit and dynamic, each terminating in a series of different configurations, encouraging the visitor to sample in a context that supports the drinking occasion. For example, one poured form terminates in a lounging configuration, encouraging people to kick back – one form becomes a vertical drinks table encouraging groups to congregate. Others encourage conviviality by seating people together around a notional ‘hearth’….each poured form is linked through circular seating to encourage the movement of people around the space. The end result is one complete space defined by a series of localised and differing experiences, encouraging the sampling of Baileys in a variety of different mixes.
The space is additionally embedded with coloured heat or chip sensitive pads; once the drink is placed a coloured ‘residue’ is left and as the people and drinks traverse the bar, this residue – or virus – is left behind and over time builds a patina or memory of activity. This multi-experiential space is housed in a purpose built sculptural form, consisting of a triple domed fluid glowing facade, formed over an elegant steel structure. This amorphic object seemingly floats of the ground, acting as a beacon for the Baileys brand.
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