Today, our society saturates of identical and anonymous industrial objects.
This standardization, added to the disproportionated market of the "copy", depreciates all the more the responsibility of each in front of the act of purchase.
Worried about this problem, I have chosen to present you a chair, "His Chair".
" The requirement of authenticity [...] it’s the fascination of what has been created (and which, for it, is unique, because the moment of the creation is irreversible). " Jean Baudrillard, the system of objects.
Through this project, my desire is to give to an industrialisable object a history, connecting it to his first owner as a memory.
The " creative track " is the concentrated of "His Chair" ; it is the imprint of the owner which is in the heart of this moment of appropriation.
It’s the simple signature of a man who uses for the first time his chair. He makes there a personal and responsible choice. This signature becomes a visible concrete link of all. This object gives him in exchange a promise of honesty. The wooden structure of oak, and the assembly of its various elements attributes gives to it a life cycle.
This object is not a simple physical track left in it, but is the expression of his owner to assume his choice : these qualities of integrity and sincerity.
It takes life from his first use, when the imprint, fossilized in the sitting part of synthetic clay, dries.
"His Chair" representes fundamentals values like quality, integrity and authenticity.
by ANNA GRAM’ [ florian dussopt + julie girard ] + sébastien wallet
jean-luc mandon / photographer
jean-pierre sevestre / cabinetmaker
atelier chauvet / cabinetmaker
B-8500 Kortrijk, Belgium