During the last edition of imm Cologne, Julian Sterz presented the ‘Place Keeper Chair‘, a destructured seat that has been also mentioned at the young designers’ competition D3 Contest. The designer chose to work on an icon object, like the chair, to study and analyze it during his industrial design thesis work.
The project, a cross between an installation and a product design, is based on conceptual and formal aspects developed by the designer. “The idea was to design a chair whose six basic elements (four legs, a seat and a backrest) were joined by a further part of molded plastic,”says Julian Sterz,” During the design process I wanted to emphasize the features of the original chair through a systematic division of the parts.”
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images courtesy of Julian Sterz