Phenol-Formaldehyde-Latex Chair

The chair serves as a memory bank of interaction and use. With each impression from use, the internal foam structure crumbles, where the outer latex skin returns to the original form. This element plays on the human mind and the overlapping and confusion of memory.

Blocks of floral foam were held together using a chicken wire web and using a sandblaster, carved to the shape of two wooden profiles. The blocks are held together by latex with a final coating applied to the entire surface. With the steel legs attached afterwards.

aerated phenol-formaldehyde resin (Oasis floral foam), latex, steel, plywood.

The piece was exhibited as part of Formed, a group show at The Menier, London.

Apologies for the low quality images.