Making of the Design Hub 100th Chair
100 Chairs in 100 Days is an ongoing experiment in transforming limitations into possibilities. Perhaps less well known, however, is that this progressive project entails the making of a new 100th chair fabricated within a single day in each city.
To make the 100th chair here in Melbourne, Gamper gathered an array of materials sourced from a community call-out for pre-loved objects, as well as from discarded materials found here at Design Hub and across the city.
The ‘spine’ of the new chair is an elegant timber and steel spring reclining mechanism extracted from a well-loved vintage chair gleaned from the Presbyterian parish in Williamstown; legs and back are re-appropriated from a single damaged plywood ‘trio sled’ chair specified for Design Hub’s public spaces and, finally, a seat is crafted and composed from offcuts of local timbers including spotted gum and walnut found within RMIT University’s workshops.