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1 July 2010

Chairs by Guido Garotti

Chair by Guido Garotti
Sheffield Institute of Arts graduate Guido Garotti will present a series of chairs at New Designers in London next week.
Chair by Guido Garotti
Garotti selected materials for each component based on the effect they could have on the user’s memory.
Chair by Guido Garotti
For example, oak was used to age gradually, while the nap of suede shows where it has recently been touched.
Chair by Guido Garotti
The project will be on show at New Designers 8-10 July.
Chair by Guido Garotti
Here’s a further explanation from Garotti:

“Possessions that stayed with us for decades could be understood as mirroring our own experience of time passing”. Deyan Sudjic
Chair by Guido Garotti
Long-term relationships with the objects we possess stimulate our affective life, offering a closer psychic symbiosis between person and object. However, today’s throwaway culture denies artefacts the opportunity to become meaningful partners in the adventure of our life and be part of our history.
Chair by Guido Garotti
My aim is to create objects that have the ability to stimulate – through their use – the desire to be kept. This set of chairs is designed along the principles that I found to be valid arguments for emotional durability.
Chair by Guido Garotti
Each chair differs from the others featuring a dedicated universe of subtle details that aims to establish a privileged long-term relationship with its user. Four different chairs were designed, however, at this moment, two of them have been engineered and realized.
Chair by Guido Garotti
Materials will age gracefully mirroring the user’s existence. Oak will age beautifully offering the chance to be loved and cherished with dedicated aftercare. Suede’s brilliant short term memory system stimulates ownership and a sense of belonging by displaying traces of the user’s presence.
Chair by Guido Garotti
The joining system offers room for interaction. By placing the clamps in different designated spots the user can modify the general give of the chair. This mindful intervention – as a form of customisation – consolidates the bond between user and object through emotional investment.
Chair by Guido Garotti
Many informative details encourage a privileged partnership. Through a certain degree of access into the chair’s existence, the thoughtful user will develop a feeling of higher understanding of it; as a result, the boundaries between user and object weaken.
Chair by Guido Garotti
A mysterious attitude confers a durable appeal. Many features exhibit a mysterious attitude: strong elements of continuity with something unknown, not visible, or simply not there. The user is part of an inspiring narrative and will complete the project with the uniqueness of his mind.
Chair by Guido Garotti

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