With JESTER I’m having a go at the sportsman, it was really ballsy, and the balls look like cricket balls. When you bowl a cricket ball you see the curve is up there like they are at the top of the chair. Maybe we should change the name to ‘Ballsy’.
This chair fulfilled what I really wanted to do in that sense. It would have been simple just to put the spheres directly in the middle at 90 degrees. I thought, “wouldn’t it be interesting to insert them at different points so you’re always looking at them.”
Jester is in that playful territory between domestic seating and sculpture. In our game sitting is an active verb. A wooden seat gives you much more information and your body reacts to that, it’s more comfortable to sit in it the right way.
Excerpt from conversations between David Mac Laren and Stan d’Argeavel.
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