Fondue Stool – Satsuki Ohata

Using pieces of household sponge with a high absorption rate to imitate the bread, Ohata constructed stools with long legs and large seat platforms before dunking them in vats of bright yellow PVC plastic.

The sponge is left to absorb the liquid and then lifted out and propped up to dry. The elongated limbs of the stools sag and contort under the weight of the saturated material as it sets.

The spindly sponge legs compress under the weight of the liquid plastic during the process to create wobbly outlines that vary from piece to piece, but once dried the structures are completely rigid.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/22/fondue-stool-satsuki-ohata-modeled-molten-cheese-dish-milan-2015/

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