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Traveling Chair


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The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century. (From Wikipedia)

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“A pr oject that illuminates the sentimental connection between human beings and inanimate objects.�

Before the journey, these are just identical chairs from the same factory. After we placed these chairs in different places for an amount of time, the default chairs will be affected by the surrounding environment, imprinting its characteristics on the surface. Through this journey, the chairs will gain their own memories which make them unique from one another.

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Nowadays, furniture can easily be mass produced, and people have no relation or affinity towards chairs. What we want to do is to create a new kind of connection between chairs and people. We often imagine that chairs are living creatures. What is the chair doing and thinking while we’re asleep? If the chair has its own memory and story, choosing furniture should be as fun as meeting new friends.

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We placed four of our chairs in four different places for an amount of time. Like a blank canvas, the default chairs will be affected by the surrounding environment,imprinting its characteristics on the surface. Through this journey, our chairs will gain their own memories which make them unique from one another.


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“We placed four of our chairs in four different places for an amount of time. ”

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In this project, we inserted an additional process called “Memory Processing” into normal production line. After designing and manufacturing our chair, we will place these same chairs separately in different environments for five to eight months. The unique marks and memories on each chair was given by the nature environment which we called "Processing Factory". We chose the nature environment to be our “Processing Factory” generating a conversation between the chair and the nature. Every mark and memory from the nature power was unreproducible. We will seal and preserve these marks on the chair after taking them back.

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* The chair will be sold with its "Memory Certification" which is presented as video.


“We inserted an additional process called “Memory Processing” into normal production line.”

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Many variables in the environment are which the elements to imprint the chair with beautiful marks and memories.

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Visible elements such as, the cycle of sun and rain, the humidity among the woods, the crashing of sea waves, or the variation of temperature in the mountain. Unseen elements such as, the singing of birds and bugs, the smell of sulfur, or even the beautiful sight the chair has enjoyed.


“Memories, view, sound and smell.”

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“Temperature, humidity, sun shine, sea waves and rain drops.”

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BEACH Sea waves are always unpredictable. After a couples of weeks, the fisherman who often spent his afternoon there told us the upper part of the chair had been separated by strong waves. We asked him to place it far from the coast line. After a month, he told us that the upper part of the chair was burnt to ashes due to the unknown fire.

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We turned the rest part of the chair into a stool. The bottom layer of the paint appeared due to the continuously crashing of waves and the grits along.

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FOREST Here was once a primitive forest. The natural damming of a river by the earthquake turned it into a barrier lake. The death of woods was caused by continuously soaking in the water. Because of the rainy weather, the humidity is much higher than the city. The sunshine sings with birds and bugs in the morning waking up every creature. Everything is covered by the mist after noon, it is just like daydream.

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The chair was stained with mud and rain. Due to the humid climate, the upper layer of the paint was veined with cracks along the grain, showing the brighter color below.

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VOLCANO Here was once a volcano. The altitude is approximately 320m.The Climate is deeply influenced by the northeast monsoon. It’s cold and rainy during winter. There are many hot springs in the wild. The Smokes from the ground were mixed with the fog making the vision.

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In this period of time, the Chair deeped herself in this geographic varieties. The chair felt the vapour from the fumaroles dancing and the smell of sulfur. The yellow of sulfur crystal was glittering and the reflection of the sunshine penetrates into her skin. The vapour from the fumaroles flowed between air, and the sulfur crystal gradually clung on to the chair.


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SWING This is a chair, but once a swing. In those days, some people spent the whole afternoon reading a book on the swing, and others took rests. Kids were taking turns playing with it. Numerous people gave memories to the chair, and it relatively did so. The park was always filled with laughter and people enjoying their holidays.

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In this period of time, people left marks on the chair by the warmth of their bodies. The color below appeared tenderly on the edge of the chair.

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VIDEO ( The chair will be sold with its "Memory Certification" which included a video. )

Chair 001: BEACH Hualien

Coord: 121.34.15N 23.45.44E

Chair 002: FOREST Mt. Sunlinksea

Coord: 120.47.29N 23.40.44E

Chair 003: VOLCANO Mt. Yangming

Coord: 121.31.21N 25.08.37E

Chair 004: SWING Dajia Riverside Park

Coord: 121.34.08N 25.04.26E


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“ This project brings the beautiful marks of the chair which was acted upon by time and natural environment to our urban daily life. ”

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The moment you buy this chair, you buy the unique marks and memory of it as well. In addition, through the chair‘s certification (which is presented as video) and the marks that were imprinted by the environment, you can realize how the chair went through its journey and surrounded by what kind of environment.

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The preserved marks of the chair unroll its uniqueness when you place it with other standard, accurate, massively produced articles.


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“Designing, Traveling. Filming to Final Graduation Exhibition.�

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“We see the side of the chair as a face to interpretate the concept of this project- a living chair.”

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“Meet Taipei:Design” is an design event held in 2013 summer, Traveling Chair was selected to be part of it. Cooperated with ARTIFACTS, the selected design shop, we stated from discussing the form of presentation to arranging and making every details. Finally, the chair had a great trip in the showroom of ARTIFACTS flagship store.

[ Meet Taipei : Design ] Traveling Chair x Artifacts Date: 2013. 07. 30~ 2013. 08. 31 Location: No.23, Ln. 177, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

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Yizu Wu yizuwu@hotmail.com http://www.facebook.com/yizu.wu Taipei, Taiwan

Valerii Lin iiycii@hotmail.com http://www.facebook.com/valeriie.lin Taipei, Taiwan

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Website http://www.travelingchair-project.com/

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Traveling Chair