The Nordic Nomad Chair

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A knapsack, that is a sack, that is a blanket, that is a space for belongings, that is a chair, that is a changeable form with adaptable functions.

By processing techniques and knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of furniture and textile, I have created a contemporary piece of furniture that can carry a human and that a human can carry.
It is meant as a private interior, why the functional changeability is meant as much as a conceptual amplifier as functional options.

The analogy is therefor concerning the view of the paradoxical immobility of a free modern life. Can the furniture that is a knapsack, that is a sack, that is a blanket, that is a space for belongings, that is a chair, that is a changeable form with adaptable functions accommodate more than it can mobilize, by accommodating the modern human?

In a complex and sometimes inscrutable world where the general insecurity threatens personal freedom and a long time af personal freedom threatens our overall standard of living, it is important to put the material needs in perspective.
A piece of furniture whose functions are not static, but can be perceived as a continous adaptation of ideological resonance between product and user. It is not a way to circumvent possibly indistinct features, but excactly that the ambiguity can be a function and it requires an ideological commitment to what makes good design good.

Chair / backpack; static construction is made from solid European ash, treated/finished with soap.
Blanket / knapsack; in a 100% cotton panama-woven canvas in gray-purple + a 100% woven wool in bright heather ’Scandinavian’ gray, beige and brown tones.
Seat shell; in a 100% cotton panama-woven canvas in gray-purple.
Laces and straps; in light brown leather.

H Total 1480 mm / backrest 985 mm / seat height 300 mm
W Total 670 mm
D Total 1110 mm / seat 350 mm

Text and photos courtesy by Bjarke Frederiksen
Product site Cargo Collective

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