After the presentation of the E, F, G chair prototype at last year’s Zagreb Design Week, the young designer has been preparing to issue the prime edition “E,F,G white”. The concept emphasizes re-usage and recycling of already existing materials, however, it offers answers to more contemporary needs.
EFG chair– a conceptual chair is a symbiosis of the mid-century school chair (i.e. school chair) and a more comfortable home sofa. It provides a review of the daily life of pupils and students in the last two years. The construction of the above-mention chair which has found its widest application in educational institutions worldwide has been reused. Added pillows suggest the warmth and coziness of home. EFG chair gives homage to James Leonard’s classic X202 master’s chair from 1947, which was innovatively constructed in aluminum from decommissioned weapons left over from the Second World War. It symbolizes a condition of ‘new normal’, a home comfort (e.g. pillows, sofa), and the comfort of online schooling currently present in most countries. It also speaks in favor of the resilience of the classic model, selection and durability, and affordability of materials used for its production.
Over the decades’ the school chair has encountered a number of contingencies- wars, earthquakes, floods, but yet it has survived and its use continues. It has an incredible resistance to time and all favorable and unfavorable conditions that surround it. The name of the project reflects a continuation. It literally means the continuation of the English alphabet – a, b, c, d, “e, f, g,”, which refers to the arrival of something new. To create, to change, to move. To move from the point we have been to the present time. EFG chair was inspired by contingencies that humans have encountered in recent times. It has a construction that is stable, durable, and honest, and pillows that are there to provide us with comfort and alleviate all difficulties.
In addition, the designer places emphasis on the redesign and embodies a model of the circular economy. Thus, provides a solution for the more current needs of people in the third decade of the 21 century.
Andjela Taskovic is a Belgrade-based designer who currently works in the Sardo architects bureau. The focus of her research ranges from interior and product design to conceptual art. She finds inspiration in minimalism, modernism, European contemporary art, and issues from everyday life. Andjela’s works place emphasis on resilience and reuse. She exhibited her works at furniture fairs and received a reward for the design of recycled plastic products, and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
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