This chair is inspired and dedicated to every chair which lies in our grandmother’s house. An antique chair with the attractive silhouette despite its age, however, it has a handicap. Its leg is broken and the backrest was damaged. The chair is too old; despite its warmth and its memories it shows its tragic appearance and identifies its age.
Grandmother’s chair is too attractive with many memories to let go of it…he wanted to repair it, he wanted to mange and reuse it.
Satoshi Itasaka, the designer believes that it is sad to repair something old by changing it into something new. It’s a pitty to erase all the old elements because it's as if the memories which were built up over the years have been deleted. Furthermore, Itasaka finds it sad to make new objects look old by using aging methods as if forcefully someone is trying to create memories.
Despite its age and its history, Itasaka has created a new future for this chair. A new, unique, refined design; his idea was to repair the damaged parts. Itasaka repaired the repaired the lost leg and the backrest of the chair by using clear resin, creating the shape through the mirroring image of the chair. Clear resins used are nothing but vague visually. The clear ghost-like appearance of the present contrasts and contradicts with the solid wooden structure of the past.
Words from Satoshi Itasaka // These days we are having misgivings about exhaustion of resources and trying to take various measures. However, I wonder we will repeat excessive consumptions if users do not have sentimental attachment to objects. ”Grandmother's chair” is a new trial that expresses the attachment to something by respecting the memories that it withholds.