White Billion Chairs: Limited and numbered edition of 33 unique pieces.
Individually perforated with up to ten thousand holes each, and sanded by hand. Polypropylene, various natural sizes.
WHITE BILLION CHAIRS (2002/2009)
“I made a prototype in 2002, which was effectively the very first piece I had ever designed. Throughout the subsequent years, I continued with the project, collecting old and rare monobloc chairs on my travels. In 2009, I chose a typological selection that became WHITE BILLION CHAIRS.
Being the most sold chair world wide – what’s the monobloc chair worth? Can you add substance to an industrial product by taking away material, bit by bit, hole by hole, eventually rendering its structure too fragile to support its traditional usage? Will we perceive the monobloc, once we can see through it? Will we start noticing the monobloc, once it has disappeared? Are we close enough yet, to look behind that perforated screen?“
Sculptural object. Conceptual sculpture. Not a chair, too fragile to sit on.