Exploded Chair is a chair project by Houston, Texas-based artist and designer Joyce Lin produced with an optical illusion that makes it appear to be falling apart and its pieces falling like fragments from an explosion. The chair is made of wood and acrylic parts. The wooden part was pre-designed with plug-in modules, but instead of being connected, they were placed separately inside clear acrylic boxes, which together form the design of the complete chair.
I made a chair to be dismembered and partitioned into clear plastic boxes. The superimposition of one chair form over another emphasizes both the joinery of its parts and the form as a whole, calling into question the idea/function of a chair versus its physical reality and ideas about material and permanence. The title is a reference to exploded view diagrams.Joyce Lin