Muybridge Chair: “Time has transformed into furniture”
The following is from an exclusive interview with Dutch designer Richard Hutten, published in Design, (Events, Profile), on 12 June 2008 by Shweta Parida. [Reproduced here by kind permission]
(And yes, we’re a couple of years late catching up with this, but I thought it was worth a blog post.)
“Des51gn speaks to famous Dutch designer Richard Hutten at the launch of his latest collection Atomes d’Argent for French luxury brand Christofle Paris.”
Muybridge is a chair named after the pioneer of photography Eadweard Muybridge.
“Being a passionate photographer myself, I had a series of pictures taken of me in profile while I got up from a seated position and had this one single movement captured in 53 shots, according to the technique devised by Muybridge. The pictures were then enlarged and laser-cut in MDF slabs that were glued to each other in the order in which they were taken. Thus a chair was created, in which one literally sits on my lap! The upper legs are the seat, while the torso is the back, and the movement of raising the body also creates an armrest. Time has transformed into furniture.”
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