In such a way I have created my own type of “cigarette”. My tool has an equivalent ability to the cigarette, which will help me to visualise my ideological escape during social gatherings.
By using the seat as a replacement within a common social context, this makes it connecting to a strong individual thought to your seat. A seat represents the presence of an individual person in a particular moment. As an individual you represent your absence to the chair and learn how to excuse yourself. For this reason I created this unique chair to help me to have an acceptable excuse to take a break and to come back later.
Therefore, I created a chair to visualize the excuse in an imagery way. It is needy and demanding which make you feel responsible to take care of it.
The cushion will slowly inflate when you will sit down. The inflation represents the increasing social pressure and it also reflects the intensified emotions that will soon reach the limit; the person on the seat might expect it to explode. The cushion can be deflated through feeding the water on the side. Therefore, it is a good reason to excuse yourself to get some water for the chair.
The challenge of taking care of this chair is to obtain the optimal balance between seating, leaving and feeding.
To recap, the chair is a metaphor to cover my excuse for a limited time of social interactions. My chair is an object to visualise my hidden need for a break.
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