Crafting the extraordinary from the ordinary
Emmanuel Popoteur’s fascinating PVC Chair is simply puzzled together with plastic pipes.
Pursuing a subtle balance in his work through design, art and music – multi-disciplinary artist and designer Emmanuel Popoteur based in the United States creates a one-of-a-kind ‘PVC Chair’.
Focusing on pieces of furniture fabricated from unorthodox materials while leaving behind his human fingerprint through intentional flaws – Popoteur strives for his work to reflect sheer harmony.
Initially, the original inspiration for this stemmed from an entirely different thought process.
This eclectic object started out as a skeleton for a chair that went by the name ‘Hand Me Down’ – the idea behind this was to drape hand-me-down clothes on a chair and pour resin on it.
However, with the aim of designing a chair without incorporating wood – led him to brilliantly craft this minimalistic and symmetrical PVC chair solely from white plastic pipes.
“With months of trying to figure out how to make it work and monotonously cutting PVC by hand – I realized how much I love having restrictions.
Having one material and only 5 different connector pieces was complex but ironically – the most liberating experience” says Popoteur.
Finding solutions through limited constraints – he was able to design this mono-material functional chair using just five varying connector pieces that supports weight given PVC’s strength and durability.
“It took me almost a year to bring the PVC Chair to life. Creating a balance and symmetry in the structure felt instinctual.
It all really depends on the project but it’s always on time. To me – good art is timeless” adds Popoteur.