tina roeder

white monobloc plastic chair: SERIES OF FOUND/OLD/DECAYING GARDEN CHAIRS STARTED IN 2002. THE CHAIRS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PERFORATED AND SANDED IN ORDER TO GIVE EACH ONE A NEW LIFE AND MAKE IT COLLECTIBLE.

The monobloc, a mass product made into a limited edition raises the question of its material and immaterial, societal, cultural, aesthetical and ethical values.

The monobloc’s charm lies in its democratic concept – it’s the most sold chair worldwide, everyone can own it. The project is an attempt to reveal the beauty of that idea and to make visible what lies beneath the surface.

Collection (2002-2009), old and rare monobloc models, polypropylene,
individually perforated (up to ten thousand holes each), sanded by hand.
Various sizes. Numbered limited edition of 33 unique pieces, 2009

White Billion Chairs is being distributed via Appel Design Gallery, Berlin.

tina roeder

Wooden Monobloc Plastic

Milan 08: designer Maarten Baas will exhibit new work and projects created over the last 5 years at Zona Tortona in Milan next week.

via Dezeen

Functionalfate.org – Jens Thiel’s Monobloc Plastic Chairs Weblog [Disappeared]


Photo thanks to Austrian Der Standart

Functionalfate.org – Jens Thiel’s Monobloc Plastic Chairs Weblog was a blog tat disappeared in the meantime. I noticed it already when I was playing with the idea of starting my own Blog devoted to Chairs. Jens is addicted to the monobloc plastic chair:

This ceramic edition is less sore for my eyes;-)

His credo is:

practical / inexpensive / ecological / lightweight / washable / warm / sturdy / clean / weatherproof / inconspicuous / comfortable / stackable / smooth / airy / contemporary / ubiquitous / pragmatic MONOBLOC PLASTIC CHAIRS

His aim is collecting plastic chairs and work on an extensive illustrated monograph (partly to be seen in an article of ArtReview), to establish a museum exhibition and a documentary feature about this most successful and most hated furniture of all human creation: the monobloc plastic chair. He warmly invites everybody to contribute photos, stories or even chairs.

Well Jens, contact me: I have some of those for you:-)

Coming to think of it: This much hated monobloc plastic chair could be an excellent attribute for the Little People A tiny street art project Blog.

Update: Functinal Fate has disappeared but I found a German alternative dedicated to the monoblock chair: PlastikStuhl. Moreover: Jens Thiel‘s Flickr account seems still in operation.

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