Anti Crise Chair Design by Pedro Gomes
In an era marked by the economic crisis we are pushed to analyze what is our role as designers in the creation of change and definition of new habits.
The chair Anti Crise, is a chair beyond the functional / ergonomic and communicates it self as an object embedded in cultural and social values. Here the chair re thinks the act of saving and connect it to a traditional and daily use object. In this way, juts like the name suggests, AntiCrise promotes the act of saving in a playful and interactive process which was carefully designed in 3 sequential steps:
First through the traditional money pot, here reinterpreted; The second element plays with the visual and tactile notion and feeling of “emergency”, referencing it to pre existing emergency equipments. This symbolic suggestion allows communicating the limited / emergency only access to the saved up money. In third, the usual gesture of breaking the money pot is replaced by a new material personality. Here the act becomes material driven where the chair is cut using a handsaw – integrated element of the design.
Anti Crise is an experimental object, a furniture piece played as a manifest.
Designed by Pedro Gomes