The Retrospective Chair was designed to seamlessly integrate into a fictional space designed by Brazilian Architect, Guilherme Torres, for the Black Mostra interior design competition in 2012. The playful forms and images specific to this space were especially inspirational in the creation of the chair.
The chair provides “insights and perspectives that challenge habitual frames of mind,” and blurs the line between ergonomics and aesthetics. During the design process I often felt that the chairs form should encourage the viewer to ask themselves just what it might be like to sit in someone elses seat. The “Retrospective” chair is a radical approach to the “leg”, one that challenges the viewers conventional belief of how a chair should interact with a human body, and demands a human centred attitude to furniture design.