Graduate Studies / Judson University
This seat explores the concept of vulnerability in functionality, structure and aesthetics. In functionality, two people are brought into uncomfortably close contact with one another as they sit face-to-face. The structural vulnerability enhances this function as each individual chair supports itself as an individual object but fails in supporting a person, therefore requiring the other seat (and person) to function properly. The aesthetics also appear vulnerable in that participants’ backs are exposed due to minimal use of material and the material is left bare and unadulterated.