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Thu 21.4.

Milan 2011: ‘Amateur Masters’ by Jerszy Seymour for NgispeN (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.04.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Jerszy Seymour's 'Amateur Masters' series stemmed from a number of exhibitions in which he surveyed the idea of an 'amateur' society

Handmade and moulded from wax – one would be forgiven for thinking that the object in question is a collection of upmarket candles. However, it is not. The designs in question are an armchair and a chair from Jerszy Seymour’s ‘Amateur Masters’ series, unveiled as part of NgispeN’s collection at the Zona Tortona’s Superstudio during this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

'Amateur Master Arm' is made from biodegradable wax and comes in four colours: grey, yellow, brown and black

Made entirely from 100% biodegradable polycaprolactone wax (bar the armchair’s wooden legs) the series was inspired by a number of Seymour’s international exhibitions which explored the idea of an ‘amateur’ society. The use of wax as the sole material serves as a metaphor for ‘the creative energy in all people’ while the modernist forms of the series ‘produces objects which confront their predecessors as well as acknowledging history’.

Each of the products from the 'Amateur Masters' series is produced by hand at Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop in Berlin

to Jerszy Seymour’s products on Architonic