The Throne Of Paris by John Briscella
by Harry / July 7, 2009

"The modern city is controlled by the grid - We should not let the grid control your creativity!" So says Urbanist John Briscella who is now showing works in response to experiencing modern city grids at the WALKING CHAIR gallery in Vienna.

From the WALKING CHAIR website:

John Briscella's projects communicate new spacial concepts for cities by introducing simple ideas into everyday life and surroundings. From the smallest iterations, to large-scale urban compositions, the works respond to experiencing environments in their contextual relationship to the observer(s).



From John Briscella's website:

3D Printing today consist of many products with generative geometric patterning... These topological hexagons and varying primary shapes seems to make the product out to be "unique" or "interesting"; Yet the relationship of the pattern to the product lacks meaning (except for "fad"). By combining the Louis XIV Chair and the city map of Paris, the patterning and the product have similar semantics. Stories of their union could be told or reinvented...
... Louis XIV's great disappearing act in Paris.
... Real ghost put a bed sheet over them to scary people, Louis XIV uses a map of Paris.
The design works in several ways:
First, it is a shell of the existing Louis XIV chair. It can function as a camouflage or protection of the chair. Also, it can exist as it own piece of furniture. Your able to sit upon the throne of Paris.

For the record, the chair is fully 3D printed then aluminum anodized. The Modern City Is Controlled By The Grid is on until September 20 at the WALKING GALLERY.


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