Series 2. Eco icon.No.1

Uncut chair by Michael warren

At first glance this chair looks like a slightly battered and weather worn discarded cafe chair. A closer inspection reveals a very considered piece of design melding found objects with pristine perspex inserts. The concept behind the UNCUT chair says designer  Michael Warren ” is to explore the juxtaposition of contrasting materials and question our preconception in relation to objects”.

This piece takes it’s name from rough gem stones and plays with the common notion that uncut rocks need to be cut, polished and refined in order to achieve their true perceived value. By inserting highly polished pieces into a found object Warren says that the perception and reaction to the chair and its inherent value has been changed and its beauty by way of using contrast has been highlighted.”

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