Time has transformed into furniture

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]

http://de51gn.com/design/interview-with-richard-hutten-in-dubai-at-the-launch-of-new-collection-by-christofle-paris/

(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 Chair, from the 'Layers' collection

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.”

DE51GN is an international ezine that brings you the must-know in contemporary design, art, architecture and cutting-edge fashion with a special focus on the Middle East and Asia.

Richard Hutten

Watch the YouTube video here
http://www.stephenherbert.co.uk/mVIDEOS.htm#part2

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4 comments on “Time has transformed into furniture

  1. urbanora says:

    I love that title and I want that chair.

    Have you considered setting up a Muybridge YouTube channel?

  2. […] noted on this blog/website: here’s a different concept from a while back from Richard Hutten, Time has transformed into furniture. Muybridge chair by Richard […]

  3. I really admire the fluidity of these unique furniture items, and so simple to make too. The possibilities are endless. They could be transformed into really funky pieces too simply by adding some colour to each MDF slab. I follow various designers work and Richard Hutton is one of my favourite with his range of funny designs and sexy pieces. His storage designs are so simple and discreet that you hardly notice them when placed in the room.

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