Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte

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Portuguese architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte has designed a chair of ash ribs as if they were animate in apparent equilibrium.

Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte

Designed for Art-on-Chairs I Duets, an international event curated by José Bartolo that matches designers to world-renowned guest personalities and furniture manufacturers from the Portuguese municipality of Paredes. The chair is produced by Gual and features a mirrored seat and back and a metal white painted structural frame.

Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte

The Animistic chair pairs the spiritual world of Paulo Coelho literary work with the animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence.

Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte

The array of a sequence of identical ribs that gradually rotate from each other creates the illusion of motion and shape change. While the seat and back are brought to life by two hidden twisted metal bars attached perpendicularly to the sides, the base and legs are bent in a metal white tube holding the ash ribs.

Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Animistic Chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte