chair for a landscape artist
3B design build studio
partner: james clarke-hicks
A chair for the landscape artist lawren harris, which transforms from an artist stool to a backpack to carry materials when painting en plein air.
As part of a design-build course, we designed and constructed a wooden chair for the great Canadian painter, and member of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris. Lawren Harris had a preoccupation with the divine-like qualities of isolated landscapes that could exude a deeper meaning of the natural and divine realm. The chair for Lawren Harris is to be carried through the Canadian landscape. It is a chair for a painter, a stool that can be used when painting en plein air. When the painter wishes to venture deeper into the landscape, the chair transforms into a backpack, which can carry easels and wood blocks. The chair is meant to be an accessory to the journey; the focus is on the importance of the landscape and how to migrate through it.