Vadim kibardin designed the black paper 37 chair, an armchair made of 37 paper layers and cardboard.
The functional surface is formed by arranging sheets one by one to achieve the required height of the chair. The piece is a result of experiments with various materials, but also an exploration of the ‘chaos and sequence’ theory. The outcome is an attempt to understand the beauty in disorder, to then reach and articulate the limbo state of balance between this disarray and its antithesis.
Kibardin says of his design: Simple paper not only possesses high constructional characteristics but can also dazzle through the beauty of its contours. A distinctive texture of the chairs’ overlay encourages a dialog with a user, where a distinctly personalized form of the chair can be created by rumpling and chopping paper layers.
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