The PP Tube #2 Chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a construction of cut polypropylene tubes of varying lengths. The plastic begins to liquify as it comes into contact with the heated former and, as it cools, it sets in the shape of a seat creating a contrast in form and texture to the tubes. No additional material has been added to make the seat – it is all made from melted tube.
The Meltdown Series is the result of an experimental process developed by Tom Price, which uses a variety of commonplace plastic products to create a strikingly diverse collection of sculptural seating. Drawing on techniques from his background in both fine art and design, Tom Price applies new concepts of craftsmanship in an act of wilful manipulation and material inventiveness.
Despite its sculptural appearance, there is a concern for functionality and comfort. The mould of the seat is based on the familiar generic shape of an Eames chair. The juxtaposition of a modernist, mass-produced shape into a hand-crafted chair reinforces its functionality.
+ Designer: Tom Price
+ Material: polypropylene tubes
+ Color: white / black
+ Dimensions: h 75cm w 45cm d 45cm
+ Limited edition: 50 pieces
+ Availability: outdoorzgallery | http://www.outdoorzgallery.com/tom_pp