The danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark has built four sculptural chairs which have been created to generate interesting ideas and challenge his craftsmanship. By using different materials and working with different methods for each one of them, he build up four chairs with a strong identity that make it obvious to recognize the artist each one of them was inspired by.
Gaudi chair – Mainly inspired by the columns in the church of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The chair was built up in steel with similar organic shapes of the legs that create a very strong construction with a limited use of materials. With the thin body of those the chair gives great comfort for the person seating and the shape of the structure creates interesting shadows.
Picasso chair – Was built up in pieces of old steel sheets and pipes by cutting, shaping and welding them all together into a sculptural chair. It was inspired by the cubism paintings of Pablo Picasso and his drawings in light.
M.C. Escher chair – Has the effect of an illusion as you can see through the seat and back and it has been created by drawing a 3d patterns at the right angle with tree different colors. The main body of the chair is in massive oak wood, while the frame underneath was build in thin steel to make it appear really simple.
Fuco Ueda chair – Captures the universe of the young and talented japanese painter known for her paintings of japanese schoolgirls in her own surrealistic worlds. The original dining chair got two new legs attached to the front which have being sanded to look like female legs. The front was sanded and painted blue like the folds on a blue dress.
Info and images courtesy of Benjamin Nordsmark