This Tubular Steel Armchair forms part of the Series O.F.I.S (Objects From Intersticial Space), an ongoing research of industrial material’s potential for narrative. Muñoz designed this tubular armchair as an exploration of the structural potential of different industrial components. He wanted to showcase their ability to perform a function within a domestic environment. Muñoz constructed the seat from galvanised steel ventilation pipes and elbow connectors found in his atelier, as well as sheets of copper taken from a metal junkyard. Taking the shape and mechanic properties of those interstitial materials as a starting point, he draws a line that crosses from practical means to what function a domestic environment requires. Materials meant for behind and in between our walls (architectural interstitial spaces) cross their designed boundaries to take their place in the room.
While conserving their personality as engineered objects meant for constructional use, the purposeful arrangement under which they get combined, entitles them with an upgraded visual and functional value. These pieces bring to light a re-interpretational approach to matter consumption and industrial standardization, that opens up to a myriad of possible variations.
This “interstitial space” opened up by the “disconnection be- tween skin and structure” plays a crucial role: “For many, the real magic of this building is the dramatic sense of place in the ‘leftover’ spaces between the theatres and the encl