A chair is an object designed for comfort and to encourage rest and relaxation.
A broken chair is an object once designed with intention but has likely found its way to its current state because its user didn’t exercise the same intentions. Most find little utility for such a chair; they are often cast into obscurity. I think of our behaviors around these types of objects - even ideas - that we take for granted and dispose of when they assume even the slightest defect. The modern world abounds with this attitude.
The Series of Uncomfortable Chairs is dedicated to this: the uncomfortable thought of the replacement of the old so easily - and often unnecessarily - by the new.
Each chair was hand-transformed by Zane Kaufmann, Los Angeles native who makes backwards-looking art. He has affection for the old, archaic, broken and forgotten.
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