In parts of South America time seems to have stopped. Simultaneously there’s a contrasting presence of Western luxury.
The colourful murals that are typical of the South American streetscape are often logo's of Western multinationals, spread across the buildings they dictate an ideal that is at odds with the local culture.
This friction was the inspiration to question the relationship between an object and it's identity and how easy it is manipulated. What do we see when layers are applied? Which is more dominant, the actual object or the layer applied on top?
To explore these questions, we used a purely functional and archetypal chair. Similar at the furnitures you will find at local markets.
This inspirational process has led to the following prototypes.