Materials : Steel and Shiplack
Dimensions : Hight 82cm. Seat 47cm. Width 74cm.
Rust is normally considered as something that is dirty and degradating and normally you would consider in the use of a chair. But for me rust is a very beautiful and interesting surface and I wanted to have this in a chair where I could mantain the right color and strenght.
I created a rough chair inspired by the construction on bridges by using thin steel sticks connected to each other in triangles to accomplish a strong chair with limited materials.
To create a comfortable seating for a human I shaped sheets and welded them to the main body of the chair.
When the chair was ready I tied a rope around it and dipped it down for two hours into the salty seawater in the harbour of Copenhagen.
The water really had a great effect on it and by leaving it outside for two months the surfaces changed completely: the rust was all over it. To maintain that rusty surface and the beautiful color of it, I covered over with two layers of a sealant.