Recovering Lazyholic

Photography & Stuff by Erin Hanson

meltdown refuge

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From artist Tom Price. What resembles the frequent heaps of clothing in my house, in this case is a cozy chair created for an art project that challenged participants to reuse waste. In this instance the material was plastic.

These chairs are part of a series commissioned by Arts Co for the exhibition, 'From Now to Eternity', and are made exclusively from discarded polyester fleece clothing.
The seat area is created by placing layers of polyester clothing onto a hot steel seat-shaped former. As it heats, the fabric begins to melt, exposing and integrating colours and patterns of the various layers. When cooled the surface is transformed into a rigid, shiny, colourful display of dissolved pattern and colour.