I remember way back in foundation year while attending Emily Carr, I noticed other students had a project where they were to build a chair. I took the same course as they did, but happened to get a different instructor, and unfortunately my class did not get the pleasure to do the same project. At any rate, that must have been the first time I really started to appreciate chair design and industrial design in general. 3 of my favourite chairs happen to be the barcelona chair, the eames lounge, and Le Corbusier's LC2. Yes, all 3 are classic designs and when I think about them today, I think to myself, "aren't they EVERYONE's favourite chairs?" Kinda makes me wanna learn more about other designs, and find lesser known chairs that I can dream about having in my future home. I guess it's the sneakerhead in me... you know always gotta be different, or always tryin to one up the otha sneakerhead. Its childish, but I can't deny that its part of the game.
ANYWAY, here's a look at a cool project that Dirk Winkel manifested. Its my 3 favourite chairs in stackable plastic form!
Growing up I participated in a bunch of different sports; basketball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, just to name a few. Each one affecting or inspiring me in many different ways, but I realized there would always be this one common ground. This one universal feeling of striving to become better, learning, working at it, and then eventually achieving those goals. Like looking up at the 10 foot hoop, visualizing myself leaping, flying up there with ball in hand, throwing it down and grabbing that rim hanging, savouring it for just a moment. I would look up and say to myself, "one day Rich, one of these days it'll happen." ...
These types of accomplishments for me, these "days of flight" certainly don't happen everyday. In fact when they do happen, it always happens in a flash and then its over.