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2010-11-28 // // Human Condition // You Complete Me Chair // Assignment

The purpose of a chair is, obviously, for someone to sit in. In spite of this fundemental purpose, most chairs can exist on their own as a finished object even without an occupant. Unlike other chairs, the You Complete Me Chair needs someone to sit in it. The weight of someone sitting down compresses the seat until it squeezes against the frame, uniting the two pieces together. Until then the frame and seat are separate; the chair is in two pieces. It is incomplete.

 

I filled standard latex balloons with various materials searching for something that would be stable enough to support someone's weight while still having enough "give" to compress bulge through the frame.

I had not worked with liquid latex before this project, so I experimented with different application methods.