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.
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’.