A chair I did for the exhibition Black Muse at my Faculty of Design.
Stol za razstavo Črna muza na Fakulteti za dizajn
P H O E N I X
Magična, sijoča in veličastna ptica Feniks, ki vsakih 500 let umre tako, da se sežge in se nato znova rodi. Simbol ponovnega rojstva in novega začetka je bit stola Feniks. Recikliran sedež iz starih gum, ponovna uporaba predmeta, ki je odslužil svoji primarni rabi. Odmik od moralne sodbe, vendar budnica vsem nam, naj bo stol Feniks živ klic o boljšem odnosu potrošnika do stvari in ponovni rabi.
Iz pepela Feniks …
Sometimes we would give everything for a second chance, maybe it would change our life, maybe the life of another. But, here we stand not knowing what would happen and being left with our own thoughts in the midst of a confusional state of mind. Somehow we have to find a way to make things work, so we search and we have to look inside ourselves to find something that will keep us going even when the days are gray.
And just when we thought of giving up, here comes the second chance, a hope, a power within us. The chance to rise again like a Phoenix. Magical, radiant, shimmering bird, which dies every 500 years, so it can be reborn again. With a clap of the wings it turns itself to fire, but from the ashes, something beautiful and unprecedented happens. Phoenix is reborn even more magnificent even more glorious. Just like Phoenix we are born again. Imagine if we can be reborn again, so can the things around us. Like an old tire turned into a chair. Things can be re-used and be reborn again, the same way we can and they can be made even better than before.
So, let the Phoenix chair be a reminder for you, me and everyone there is always a second chance. Phoenix rises from the ashes …
By: Karin Bossman, 2017