December 2, 2014

Embracing Touch seats by Marija Puipaitė

In each case, the designer took the profile of the backs of her legs and the space between the floor, and extruded the section around 360 degrees to create a solid shape. The resulting furniture pieces fit perfectly to her body when seated, whichever direction she is facing.

Driven by a desire to experiment with materials and processes, Puipaitė made each design using different material combinations.

The first seat is formed using birch plywood shaped with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery, and the second from plaster, sand and silicone set in a running mould.

She created the third by spinning wool over a medium-density fibreboard (MDF) structure and applying resin at the end.

The project is intended partly as a commentary on how much of themselves designers leave in the things they design.

"I hope people will relate to the idea that there is a lot of personality and intimacy behind every design and art object. The creators leave their essence in their works," said Puipaitė.