All seats at Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan are made of toilet bowls and all the tables are nothing else but sinks and bath tubs. You are served your food in toilet seat shaped bowls and plates in the shape of toilet seat covers… Oh, bon appetit, chair lovers!
Helmut Palla is a real tongue in cheek chair designer based in Vienna. I have disregarded him too long here. His Klovier Hocker – German non expression that could be translated as “Stool with parts I’ve cut from the piano” – is one from 1996.
Wood, iron or words, all of them are cutted, deformed, distorted, disarranged. Sort of violence so I try to minimalize the injury of the existing & maximize the effect of the new impression with the precision of a surgeon. Sometimes it’s amputation, reducing to the essence, keeping only the bones & the identity.