lina alorabi
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elbow chair

full function, reduced form

- 2013 -

concept

concept

Aspiration and symbolism dominate modern Egyptian design. Value is derived from shallow opulence and obvious imagery. The above pictured chair is from ancient Egypt, its timeless design could be found in any modern day showroom. A lack of decorative motifs and superfluous materials relegate its value to "poor" design by todays standards. Why is simplicity considered poor?

 

 

 The aim was to design a simple chair that was not "poor". A chair with basic and essential geometry but still conveyed luxury in form as well as providing comfort.

The aim was to design a simple chair that was not "poor". A chair with basic and essential geometry but still conveyed luxury in form as well as providing comfort.

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product

product

The Elbow chair is an armchair of the most basic components. Simple geometric lines define its form. It has the most basic components, and each part has an obvious function. 

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