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Honey-Pop chair

Honey-Pop Chair
2001 (designed), 2005 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Honey-Pop chair is similar to a concertina-folded Chinese lantern with a cellular structure. This example of the chair has been retained unopened, when all the layers of paper are flat, to demonstrate a stage in the production of the chair. The paper shape is the side of the chair with the front of the seat on the left and the back on the right. To make the chair, the form would be stood upright on its base, and the paper structure would gradually be expanded on the left side to form the seat, making a fan shape that pivots from the right side. There is no other structure to the chair: the user simply sits on paper and air.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Concertina-folded paper
Brief Description
Honey-Pop chair, flat form of white concertina-folded paper, by Tokujin Yoshioka, designed Japan 2001, made 2005
Physical Description
Flat form made of layers of white concertina-folded paper, similar to a Chinese lantern before it has been opened. Inscribed vertically along the right edge in black '19 MAY 2005 Tokujin Y 126/300A'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 81.8cm
  • Width: 91.7cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Marks and Inscriptions
19 MAY 2005 Tokujin Y 126/300A (Hand written inscription in black ink, written vertically up the right hand side of the object. Tokujin Y is the signature of the designer. The chair is no.126 of an edition of 300.)
Credit line
Given by Tokujin Yoshioka
Summary
The Honey-Pop chair is similar to a concertina-folded Chinese lantern with a cellular structure. This example of the chair has been retained unopened, when all the layers of paper are flat, to demonstrate a stage in the production of the chair. The paper shape is the side of the chair with the front of the seat on the left and the back on the right. To make the chair, the form would be stood upright on its base, and the paper structure would gradually be expanded on the left side to form the seat, making a fan shape that pivots from the right side. There is no other structure to the chair: the user simply sits on paper and air.
Associated Object
W.5-2005 (Pair)
Collection
Accession Number
W.6-2005

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record createdJune 21, 2005
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