There is something relentlessly generic about the universally-recognized shape of monoblock plastic chairs seen on porches seemingly everywhere.
mirror chair art seat
Taking the molding technique of these conventional objectsand tweaking it, Kai Linke makes the ordinary seem strange and unfamiliar.
mirror chair stool variant
The effect is reminiscent of mirrored-face photographs and art – used to seeking a certain kind of symmetry, these alternate views are suddenly alien.
mirror chair industrial mistake
The results range from functional stools and chairs, to unusable remnants like industrial mistakes gone far wrong or a mindless machine attempting to figure out from scratch what a seat should be. Who knows, though, maybe enough iterations would generate something new and useful after all.