Elisa Honkanen: «What the water gave me»

Elisa Honkanen just presented her new chair  during the DMY International Design Festival 2014, in the hangars of the old Tempelhof airport.

“This winter was exceptionally wet in the UK,” the designer explained. “News were full of images of landscapes after flooding, reminding us once again of our fragility against nature. This made me want to create an object that would humbly present how we somehow always find the strength to continue and look into the future, no matter from how poor conditions we start rebuilding our lives.”

“Rather than optimism it is about our incredible will to live and survive. I ended up designing this chair with as simple elements and techniques as possible. The knotted seat looks fragile, but is surprisingly strong and comfortable.”

Photos: Chiara Ferrari

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