Jerszy Seymour

The Workshop Chair

Jerszy Seymour  chair

source: dazcomtw

Jerszy Seymour 是產品和家具設計師,本身也從事設計教學的工作,設計作品總帶有不修邊幅的幽默感在其中。創新材料和用色大膽的實驗性作品多具有當代藝術般的強烈設計語彙,部份作品更被倫敦設計博物館、Vitra 設計博物館等收為館藏。Jerszy Seymour 擅長能將文化、社會和政治的議題,透過明確而強烈的想法融入作品之中。

1968年德國柏林出生的 Jerszy Seymour,從小就旅居過不少地方,在倫敦長大的他於 South Bank Polytechnic 學習工程學,而後於 Royal College of Art 取得工業設計的碩士學位。也是在 Royal College of Art 就學時培養出對於 3D 物件和雕塑品的濃厚興趣。畢業後遊歷世界各地,曾於米蘭經營自己的工作室,並在這裡開始了許多具實驗性的創作取向,例如:House in a Box、Scum、Tape…等等。此一時期也和不少的家具大廠合作,如 Magis、Vitra、Kreo、Moulinex、SFR、IDEE。2004年之後,則搬回自己的故鄉柏林持續創作、生活。

從家具、玻璃、裝置藝術品到工業設計產品,Jerszy Seymour 的工作範圍和合作對象都非常廣泛。接觸 Jerszy Seymour 的作品時,時常被它鮮豔的顏色、卡通造型和令人玩味的普普文化風格給吸引。
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source: dezeen

This wooden chair by Berlin designer Jerszy Seymour is held together with blobs of wax. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Called The Workshop Chair, the piece is a product of Seymour’s conceptual series of work entitled Amateur.

Seymour creates environments and events such as dinners using wax as a metaphor for ubiquitous creative ability.

The Workshop Chair is made of wooden batons joined with polycaprolactone wax.
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source: mydecor

Nascido em Berlim em 1968, Jerszy Seymour cresceu na paisagem de concreto multicultural de Londres. Em 1991 ele recebeu uma bolsa de estudos para o Royal College of Art, onde desenvolveu o seu interesse em design e escultura.
Seu trabalho é realizado na coleção permanente da “Fondation National de Art Contemporaine ‘France.
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source: jerszyseymour

Jerszy Seymour is a designer working in the most expanded sense of the field. He sees design as the creation of situations, as the general relationship we have with the built world, the natural world, other people and ourselves, and as much about the inhabitation of the planet as the inhabitation of the mind. The goal is the transformation of reality guided by constant humour and a tainted sense of poetry and the idea of the NON-GESAMT GESAMTKUNSTWERK.
His work spans from playing with the industrial and post-industrial produced object, actions, interventions and installations, covering a range of mediums and materials, objects, film, performance, music and writing.

He was born in Berlin in 1968 to a Canadian mother and German father who were both ballet dancers. He grew up in London during the eclectic roller coaster of the eighties, where he studied at South Bank Polytechnic (1987 – 1990) and industrial design at the Royal College of Art (1991 – 1993). Shortly after this he moved to Milan and started his own indepenent projects, including ‘House in a Box’ in 2002, ‘Scum’ in 2003, and the clothing concept ‘Tape’ in 2003.
In 2004, Seymour moved to Berlin where he formed the Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop and embarked upon a series of conceptual projects seeking to revitalize the position of design within society. In 2005 he created the ‘Brussels Brain’ installation, (Design Brussels), and, in 2007, the exhibition ‘Living Systems’ (Vitra Design Museum) to investigate the individual economy. In 2008 the installation ‘The First Supper’ (MAK, Vienna) proposed the possibility of an ‘amateur’ society; this was followed by ‘Salon des Amateurs’ (Marta Herford, 2009) and the ‘Coalition of Amateurs’ (MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2009). He was also invited to show a retrospective of his work at Villa Noailles (France), creating the exhibition ‘Being There’. These and other ongoing experimental and conceptual projects form the central thrust of his work. Parallel to this he also designed products and strategies for companies including Magis, Vitra, Alessi. Seymour is represented by CRONE Gallerie in Berlin and Gallery Kreo in Paris.
His work has been exhibited in many museums worldwide, including the Design Museum in London, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and Berlin and the Palais de Tokyo. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the ‘Fonds National d’ Art Contemporain’ France, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the MAK in Vienna and the ´Musee d´Art Grand-Duc Jean´ in Luxembourg.
As an integral part of the philosophy of the Workshop, he teaches and gives workshops at the Royal College of Art in London, the Domus Academy in Milan, the ECAL in Lausanne, the HfG in Karlsruhe, HBK Saarbrucken, the Vitra Design Workshops in France, UdK in Berlin, and the Strelka Institute, Moscow. 
In 2000 he was presented with the Dedalus Award for European Design and he received the Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art in 2003. As a realization of the Amateur projects, Jerszy Seymour created 2011 the program and is director of ‘The Dirty Art Department’, the new Applied Art and Design Masters at the Sandberg Institute/Reitveld Academy in Amsterdam together with Catherine Geel, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, and Clemence Seilles.
His first solo exhibition “The Universe Wants To Play” at Gallerie CRONE in Berlin was openned in April 2013.