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Tool for Translation
Tool for Translation
Plastic Laminate, MDF
24", 40", 70"

As an icon, the chainsaw is perhaps more fraught with contradictions than any other quotidian object. The power tool is representative of competing ideologies, disparate politics and contentious debate. Translating these complexities into a refined - simplistic chair form, draws our attention to the irony of being not one or the other, but both simultaneously. Universal languages of geometry can mediate the divide between opposing viewpoints and be a catalyst for constructive dialog.
This was the jury selection winner for the 2018 WilsonArt Chair Design Challenge hosted by WilsonArt and Maine College of Art.