The Flowering Chair is a ceremonial object made of ceramics. Satyendra Pakhalé explains: "In this project, the object is really not about sitting itself as a utilitarian need; it’s the whole notion of sitting and welcoming people, symbolically offering flowers. That is how the Flower Offering Chair was born.” Two removable vases are designed to be placed in the top of the backrest for ease of use. This design is available in a limited edition of 7 + 3 AP.
Pakhalé trained in India and Switzerland and is active in the fields of design, art, and architecture. His design work goes beyond binaries like high-tech and low-tech, industrial production and traditional crafts, functionality and poetic significance.
Pakhalé has lectured worldwide and was invited to head the Master of Design for Humanity & Sustainable Living at Design Academy Eindhoven from 2006 to 2010. His work can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums throughout the world, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Centre Pompidou.
Limetree CNC-carved wood with hand-carved surface
186 x 69 x 86 cm