EXCLUSIVE EDITION 1/1
One-off production prototype – made by Berre Brans – numbered and signed.
Chairs are an integral part of our contemporary Western culture. Yet our body is anatomically not particularly suited to sit on a chair. Originating from the throne, the chair as we know it is the remnant of a symbol of power. Functioning to elevate oneself over another. The concept of the chair spread itself around the world, eventually turning this “non functional object” into a design archetype.
Strongly inspired by the cultural influence of the chair, designer Berre Brans deconstructed the chair both conceptually and functionally. The high “TABOURET” can be split into two lower ones: a forty-two centimeter stool (Western sitting height and throne height) and a twenty centimeter stool (natural human squatting position). These different hierarchical positions change the perception of the user towards his surroundings and the seat itself, hereby questioning the role of the chair within the Western society.
Within the surface of the “TABOURET”, the monumental and archaic meets the graceful and refined.
This artefact was created within the context of “POST ORIENTALISM – A Kid’s Instinct”, a personal project of Brans. In his research, he looks for new ways of designing and encouraging cultural exchange in a post-colonial society. He does this by inviting different people within his design process and building a constantly growing Atlas of theoretical, personal and visual references.