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|MARKUS BADER, 2004: BOOTLEG OBJECTS: SERIES SCIENCE|
|The object series “Science”, which currently
consists of three stools, draws their forms from the silent witnesses of
science throughout the last millennium: Like in the other bootleg series,
“Sound” and “Self”, historical artifacts are remodeled
into contemporary objects. However, these are not precisely emulated after
history; rather, the designer looks at them squintingly, allowing room for
error and interpretation, facilitating a formal evolution by means of mutation
of the original shape. Each stool's design process follows a different method,
yielding a result which may seem odd at first, but revals its inner logic
dutifully to the patient beholder.
Every series of bootleg objects – and every object within each series – follows a slightly different concept. In the case of the “science” furniture, the topic moves not only around the object itself, but rather encompasses the scientist, his/her work, and the metaphysical implications of that work for society. All of it is present in the bootleg objects themselves, ready to be understood and interpreted and extended through the user.
|BOOTLEG OBJECT #BO.04: Hildegard von Bingen|
2800 EUR weitere Informationen
One of the rare female proponents of the sciences in the medieval world, Benedictine nun Hildegad von Bingen was a scholar, alchemist, bioscientist, author, composer and a christian prophet and saint living from 1098-1179. In the cloister Eibing which she founded in the Rhine valley there exists the magnificient Codex Lucca in which she is depicted sitting on a throne-like chair, her foot resting on a small stool.
This image with all its medieval mannerism, folded perspective and psycho-billy hot-rod flamepaint colorwork provided the blueprint for the “von Bingen” stool. The imprecision of the two-dimensional drawing is carefully translated into three-dimensional space. The result is fashioned from 20mm strong massive steel to underline its presence. The paintwork was then commissioned to an airbrush artist with the briefing to recreate the original motive. The object is finished in high gloss paint to add more layers of interpretability. Just like the manually copied medieval codices, each copy of the stool by concept would be remade with slightly different angles and coloring.
|BOOTLEG OBJECT #BO.05: Martin Luther|
carved ash wood
|BOOTLEG OBJECT #BO.06: Michael Faraday|
|Walnut, glass or acrylic
2800 EUR weitere Informationen
Physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1861) one of the discoverers of electromagnetism, invented not only the electrical motor and the transformer. Also, a number of physical laws and effects and an electric unit carry his name, and of course the famed faraday cage.
This bootleg object is modeled after his laboratory stool with insulating glass feet which is on display today in the royal society of London. In this case of bootlegging, the room for formal evolution is opened up through the designer's use of a mobile phone, with which the picture of the stool was taken; after that blurry picture, then, the remake was made. This use of 'imperfect' electronic devices in order to generate a shape might be considered - beyond mere improvisation - to be another gesture of hommage to a founder of todays' society as we know it (more irony is added by the fact that one of Faraday's last great experiments failed from lack of precision in his measuring devices).