Remade: Chair 2
       
     
 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     
 Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     
 Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     
Remade: Chair 2
       
     
Remade: Chair 2

reclaimed pallets (maple), powder-coated stainless steel

Each year, hundreds of thousands of crates and pallets containing goods from around the world are imported into Australia. Many of these are larger than standard Australian pallet sizes and do not fit into our packaging systems so they often end up in landfill.

The design process for this chair focused on exploring structural requirements of chairs, whilst also using a minimal amount of wood to maximise the potential of the available materials. The process involved experimenting with triangulation and testing the limitations of the timber as a structural material.

The powder coated stainless steel brackets, which connect the seat back to the rest of the frame, were originally a simple solution to a joinery issue but soon became an integral part of the design - referencing the industrial history of the timber.

‘Remade: Chair 2’ is a refined and strengthened adaptation of an award-winning chair I made in 2015. It not only displays the evolution of a design, but also highlights the importance of the reuse of waste timber – an often overlooked but highly valuable resource.

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Photo by Prue Hazelgrove
       
     

Photo by Prue Hazelgrove

 Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     

Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra

Photo by Saini Copp

 Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra  Photo by Saini Copp
       
     

Exhibition: First Steps Onto Unstable Ground, 2017 at ANU School of Art + Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra

Photo by Saini Copp