Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) – Drop Chair (2005)
The Drop Chair appears as a metaphor for the creative mindset of Kazuyo Sejima (1956) and Ryue Nishizawa (1966) from the Japanese architectural office SANAA: nature as inspiration. The armless chair, sustained by three thin legs in tubular steel, is designed to evoke a raindrop falling down. The choice for aluminium facilitates the imagery of the light reflections in the drop of water and at the same time cuts the shape adequate to seat. This piece was specially created for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kanazawa, Japan also designed by the architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. Several Drop chairs, placed outside the museum, mirror the surrounding in a playful game of images that change according to the movement of the day and the changes in the landscape. Displayed in a circle the Drop chairs are used for moments of rest outside, stimulating the interaction between the visitor, the environment and the architecture.
Author: Fátima Pombo