For the SingaPlural exhibition, we were invited to participate and re-interpret the iconic “Kopitiam” Chair.
Using parts from another chair, we transformed our piece into a 3-legged seat with the third leg styled to resemble a walking stick. Our intent was to personify the chair as an elderly man who is in serious need of a break. Fact is, his retirement is long overdue.
"I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the “Kopitiam” Chair. Unfortunately, it is one of the most clichéd props used by cafés and restaurants seeking an instant shot of old world charm. From a practical view, it is heavy, cumbersome, drags noisily across the floor and cannot be stacked. There are definitely better and “younger” chairs out there that can take its place. My wish is for the Elderly Chair to be left to enjoy his retirement in peace."
"SingaPlural" is the inaugural Singapore Furniture Design Week held in conjunction with the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2012/29th ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2012).