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Soft Wood

Limited Edition of 250 pieces

for sales inquiry please contact:

UK: MINT (www.mintshop.co.uk) London
USA: 360SEE Gallery (www.360seegallery.com) Chicago
BRASIL: FIRMA CASA(www.firmacasa.com.br)
AUSTRIA: SONG (www.song.at) Vienna

all other inquiries: contact@veronikawildgruber.com


This is a series of chairs that appear at first to be made in fabric with the soft appearance of pillows. But in reality they are sculpted in solid wood. The chairs trick the mind because the surface and texture connotes the opposite of what we think and know about the characteristics of wood.
Soft Wood was created to illustrate how wood can usually not be: both soft, and comfortable. This series of chairs separates the material from its perceived characteristics, which now only become apparent on closer inspection. Soft Wood plays with reality. It shows that you cannot always rely on your perception. At first glance these are simple upholstered stools, but then you see that they are in fact crafted from wood, yet they are still as comfortable as the perceived soft chair.

exhibited at:
MODERN ATLANTA 1-10 June 2012
PARIS DESIGN WEEK 12-18 September 2011
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 20-26 Sept 2010
DMY INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL BERLIN 9-13 June 2010