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What ideas are present in the design of a chair? How can a previous design concept adapt within our present day, with a rapidly changing climate and throwaway culture? In this workshop we’ll explore the design concepts of Enzo Mari and we’ll use only found materials and minimal tools to construct a Sedia 1 chair. We’ll cover methods on sourcing materials, preparation of the wood, and then put it all together. Then we will share and discuss the chairs that we’ve constructed. All materials and supplies are provided. No experience necessary. Take home a chair.
To Be Determined is an open-format book+discussion+workshop collaboration group. We dive head-first into theory, research, issues, and methods with open minds and invite you to join us for our 8th installment of TBD, our 4th time at Design Week Portland. We’ve led conceptual walking tours, cracked open the problematics of The Grid, and facilitated workshops on design ethics. Let’s get together, start conversations, share ideas and document the process.