by Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 28 February 2013

Rodrigo García González designed the Chairwing Gum, which draws inspiration from the rather unsavoury habit some people have of sticking gums on the backs of chairs and under them. He turns this habit on its head by creating a new chair with gum exactly this way. A release agent is first applied to the back of the chair, and eventually the actual chair seat is removed and replaced with the hardened gum seat. Every time a new piece of gum is stuck on it, the chair grows bigger… and bigger… and bigger.