BUNPEI KADO

Tree of Chair

BUNPEI KADO

source: highlike

Work: The wooden goods used no longer by breakage or superannuation are released from man. And they regain wild memory. I think that the tree has an eternal life.
Photographer: YUICHIRO TANAKA
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source: trendhunter

With a growing toolbox of engineered building materials, the contemporary designer uses wood to reference an interest in organic components. While the structure of the Tree of Chair may look like nothing out of the ordinary, its branch-like antlers strive to make the earthly allusion all the more pronounced.

But the artist hasn’t simply stuck found boughs to the rough lumber backrest, for Kado Bunpei has actually smoothed the trunks of these offshoots into the frame of the seat, merging them completely as if they are the true limbs of the timber. If the piece was accompanied by an explanation regarding its assembly, I would not be surprised to learn that the back legs of the Tree of Chair might have always been connected to these twiggy boughs.
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source: fragmentsdesens

Un très ancien principe chinois -confucéen- veut que nommer les choses leur donne vie. Habiller ces pages d’un nouveau nom, une façon de bâtir un socle, lui donner un nouvel élan. Fragment est à prendre ici dans son sens de forme littéraire en prose d’une extrême brièveté. Sens, un petit mot merveilleux contient tout autant signification, qu’orientation, sensorialité ou intention. Fragments de sens donc, pour dire en quelques mots le désir de réfléchir sur l’art, d’ouvrir un espace de réflexivité au sens propre, une culture, une œuvre, une idée se réfléchissant dans l’autre.