20 Feb '12, 5pm

Danish Designer Builds a Chair the Way Others Make Brooms

Danish Designer Builds a Chair the Way Others Make Brooms

I smiled when I saw the tip submission from Christian Andersen, a Danish designer. It reminded me of one of my early posts at TreeHugger, about David Olschewski's chair made from brooms. It was the first post on the subject of adhocism, which Charles Jencks described as: ...using an available system or dealing with an existing situation in a new way to solve a problem quickly and effectively. It is a method of creation relying particularly on resources which are already at hand. But Christian's chair just looks like brooms; in fact it is made from piassava fibers, from a Brazilian palm that is, in fact, used to make brooms. He also appears to have used broom making technology to put the fibers in. So I cannot strictly call it adhocism in the way I have traditionally used it, but it is a sort of adhocism of ideas. © Christian Anderson Design The designer writes: A small lou...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/danish-d...

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