When I got the natural material, I was thinking – how to use it, to create conditions for sitting. Where reed is used? I remembered reed roofs in traditional architecture. Of course, my very favorite place, Open Air museum in Riga came into my mind…
I found out that for creating roofs, reed at first is bidden in smaller bunches, which are connected to the structure of the roof. I was trying to apply this principle to the seat.
This was the sketch of the principle.
And these were the first experiments with the material.
After the meeting with teachers I understood, that I am very far from any kind of chair or seat. Teachers suggested me to avoid these simple geometrical shapes I wanted to create from the reed. And the ribbon…is it natural?
Ok. Probably I have to try smth different, I thought.