‘Monobloc’ is a hands-on project by Bert Loeschner about the ‘infamous garden chair’ and its role in design culture. Like other everyday objects we have a the certain unremovable picture in mind when thinking of the monobloc chair. Loeschner uses this picture as a canvas, asking questions about the value of innovation, aesthetics and functionality in our way of consuming. Besides its function as a seating furniture, the chair also exists to represent, present, communicate, protect, assist, to confine and so on. Displaying the emotional design of the chair, it is just a logic consequence that a waterproof garden chair has to carry an umbrella.
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