Function: Urban furniture
Site location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Institution: International University of Sarajevo, Department of Architecture
Brief description of the project: The layered project of the Section Injection chair is the result of experimentation in the course Digital fabrication and was concieved as an urban intervention in one of the many courtyards in the old Austro-Hungarian or abandoned buildings in Sarajevo.
It seeks to reinvent the standard city furniture, as well to set new standards in furniture design. We also wanted to motivate people to use more unique furniture that has a meaning behind it. The chair will represent a small ‘intervention’ that can be made to any outdoor area, particularly the ones that are very popular and highly used, but do not have good conditions, nor any design philosophy behind their visual appearance.
The chair can fit into almost any environment, without disturbing its original setting. By its morphology, chair is very organic, and is designed to be placed leaning on the wall, visually appearing like it is going out of the wall and disappearing into the ground. The chair is injecting a fresh look into the old, misused and dull city urban life.
With the limited resources nowadays, and expensive materials, it is very difficult to have a designer piece of furniture, so why not create your own. The chair is made in a simple way, so that anyone at home can assemble it very easy. Chair is also very versatile in terms of the materials from which it can be build, from simple wood, to plastics. But, the main idea is to use digital fabrication methods and to actually reuse material. In this case, we reused old wood panels that were once part of a theatre scenography, so that chair can speak more languages than ever: aesthetic, historical, architectural, artistic and urban. Any new chair that is built is to be made of panels of different background, and uniting them creates a unity of stories with every chair still being unique for itself with its own ‘history’.
Photo credits: Mario Džonlić (https://www.facebook.com/mariokleinphotography)
Technical support: Sarajevo Youth Theatre (www.pozoristemladih.com)
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City and date of birth: Srna_Sarajevo 27/06/1991; Senad_Visoko 04/08/1991, Dzana_Sarajevo 14/01/1992
Author: Srna Tulić, Senad Alibegović, Džana Ajanović