The chair becomes a symbolic utopian tool for it’s ability to illustrate human malleability and society’s construction, reconstruction, and misconstruction of the human body. Whole civilizations, in adopting chairs, literally change not only their posture but their point of view.
The final object expresses a full process of physical transformation. A rigid, mass produced standard Dutch chair is dramatically augmented via willow prosthesis. The physicality of the maker and the material is present at each stage of the construction process. This looks towards a utopian ideal which centres on self-sufficient physical processes; from finding, gathering, cutting, collecting, sorting to preparation, construction and use. A synergy is established between the extended physicality of the object, the process of the maker and the new malleability of the user.