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Object next to the object that does nothing , Object that does nothing

In 1999, we met Patrick Chia at the SaloneSatellite in Milan. We were presenting products designed by Tsutomu Kurokawa and Masamichi Katayama from H.Design Associates. In the same room, Patrick was also presenting his prototype products, manually made on his own. He was paid much attention there due to his outstanding and highly perfected designs. His products had already been placed on the floors and bar counters of the Mondrian Hotel (designed by Philippe Starck) as main objects. Our relationship with Patrick began then.
Every prototype of Patrick’s designs is made by himself. Based on a sketch, he carves styrofoam and glass fiber with his own hands, as if making a sculpture. He shapes the prototype by feeling the organic texture of the surface with his hands. The scene of Patrick smoothly working on the prototype seems like a cross-over of the beautiful, organic presence of the object and his dynamic movement of creation.
The works created in such a way do not have functionality as general products, and appear to be sculptures. However, Patrick insists that these products possess his idea of functionality. The object cannot be sat on or does not illuminate. It just exists there. This is his philosophy about products, which comprises the foundation of the products of Patrick Chia. The presence of the object forms Patrick’s unique space. People are not particularly aware of the object. Nevertheless, a communication will be developed there due to the existence of the object.
Some may think the object is a beautiful sculpture, and some may imagine that it might be a functional light or acoustic equipment. But everyone’s ideas are wrong and this could result in formation of a connection between people, bringing a new relationship. Such an aspect of this object could be considered as the functionality of a product. It is a new concept of product functionality. Then a doubt arises whether it is the same as sculptural works. However, this object can be repeatedly produced using a mold, and is therefore different from art works. As a result, anyone can casually possess this object in their own spaces.
Item No. PC-0025 / PC-0026

Size: W350×D570×H460 / W510×D570×H1300

Body:
FRP - Matt white

Base:
Stainless

Designer:Patrick Chia

FABRICS

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 111 types of our
original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 106 types of our original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have 7 types of wood, 5 shades of dye colors, 4 shades of specular finish colors,
and 9 shades of paint-out colors that our customers can choose from. For the finish,
we have a choice of oil finish using plant-derived oil, and urethane clear finish.
The type of wood and finish will depend on the design of the product.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

Object next to the object that does nothing , Object that does nothing

Price / Variation

Object that does nothing
PC-0025 Object
W350×D570×H460
Object next to the object that does nothing
PC-0026 Object
W510×D570×H1300

Object next to the object that does nothing , Object that does nothing