Joyce Lin is a designer in her final year obtaining a dual degree at RISD and Brown. We can say that her first remarkable art furniture piece is this deconstructed chair.
Majoring in furniture design and biology, her unique mix of talents is clear in her piece, titled Exploded Chair. Made from maple and acrylic, Lin’s design plays on the illusion of a deconstructed chair. By encasing the wood in clear acrylic, it’s as though we see through to the skeleton of the work. And while our natural inclination is to believe that the wood is doing the heavy lifting, the clear acrylic case is what gives support.
Thus, the “bones” of the chair are false—an illusion used to capture our imagination. Instead, by placing the maple in a display case, Lin highlights how the pieces interconnect. In this way, she shows us how, if they were joined, they would come together to form a classic chair.
Exploded Chair is really a dissection of materials, and a play on expectation that showcases Lin’s innovative thinking toward the art of furniture design.
Functionally still a chair, the Exploded Chair is a visual break-down of the very idea of the chair. Taking a wooden chair and splitting it into its various parts, and then putting those parts into separate acrylic boxes, the Exploded Chair is hilariously creative and does what good art or design aims to do best… Just make the world a slightly happier place to be in!
Basically, you can have a new looking chair everything. Just shake it!