Keita suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime

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Keita Suzuki forms chair from all the tears you will shed in a lifetime
all images courtesy of product design center

it is said that the average human will shed 64-liters of tears in their lifetime. by visualizing this concept, Keita Suzuki of Japanese firm product design center has developed the ‘tear drop chair’, a furniture piece that allows us to realize that our lives consist of numerous events that bring us happy and sad emotions. the experience of ‘sitting on water’ is something one could rarely experience. the enclosing material surface simply consists of 0.3mm-thick vinyl plastic, providing the feeling of actually touching a droplet of liquid.

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the pieces allow you to sit on water

if there were to be a product designer-like response to this project, it would have to be that the initial idea was to create a chair that would not damage the grass,’ says Suzuki. stemming from his philosophy of respecting the environment with a minimal impact on its ground, he has also formed other constructs with the body fluid content of a child, adult, and polar bear. produced by NHK educational TV and directed by Galileo-kobo, under the theme ‘design x science x chair’, the collection is currently on display at the Tokyo midtown design touch 2014 inside the ‘Suwari forest’.

The project has interested, because of a shape, form and space, especially free form. Furthermore, we can develop something more from this idea as different of scale, colours, and liquid.  

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About erkkamp

Ph.D research fellow of Flood Resilience Group (FRG), Water Science & Engineering (WSE) at UNESCO-IHE: Institute for Water Education, with a focus on Opportunistic Adaptation of Architecture and Urbanism

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