Monday, 12 November 2012

Craig Alun Smith

Going from Aviad Gil's Conflict chair to this Embracing chair by Canadian designer Craig Alun Smith.
Craig Alun Smith explains his design for this chair called 'wank' as being a comment on war, oil and damage.

“WANK is a metaphor for the relationship between the 1st and “3rd world”, how they are interdependent and how the 3rd world “props up” the 1st. It also speaks to the war for oil in Iraq, the “white” chair is missing a leg possibly due to an roadside IED bomb and is bleeding oil. The materials are Imbuya for the dark able bodied chair, and Sugar Maple for the light, handicapped chair." Craig Alun Smith

Craig is an ex-service man now top Canadian designer.

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