Join us this Friday Aug 17, 2012 5PM as we exhibit our take on Eero Aarnio's Magis Puppy Chair at Dimensione Fort Bonifacio together with other creatives Whoop Wonka, Nemo Aguila, Tripp63, Farley del Rosario, Mimi Tecson, Wesley Valenzuela & Electrolychee.
It means to deviate, wander or roam from the direct course or go beyond the proper limits.
Like a lost dog, we aptly named our entry STRAY, to express our idea for the exhibition and the ideals of our office. All entries must use the original Magis design as the basis of the final customized model. We took it a little further and instead, used the base object’s geometry and dimensions to accomplish our goal.
Being the only architecture studio among other participants composed of painters and graffiti artists, we decided to reinterpret Aarnio’s design through carpentry, an expression more familiar to our discipline. The design is executed by deconstructing the original form into 40 planar pieces and assembling them like a three dimensional puzzle.
Gmelina or White Teak is the wood we selected. In the Philippines, Gmelina is commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, mouldings and wood sculptures, particularly for religious statues because it is fairly easy to carve. Its stable supply and abundance makes this material sustainable and inexpensive to use.
With our technical skills in drawing combined with a little imagination and the use of fine natural material, our studio was able to reinterpret Eero Aarnio’s iconic creation in a manner that compliments our design principles.
STRAY with BOTOTOY