The Think-Rethink Chair is a chair that cannot be used for sitting. It is an invitation to rethink our relationships with everyday objects as well as a nod to the folkloric and traditional techniques of Mexico.
Normally, we use our tables, beds or chairs for their purposes. But how would it change our relationship with them if it were impossible to use them?
This piece invites us to rethink a new relationship with objects based purely on the contemplation and the non-use of it.
In parallel, the chair’s colors and techniques, invite the viewer to look into the traditions and cultures of Mexico. The beads honor the Wixáritari people that use them in their ritual sacrifices, and their colorful and delicate craftsmanship, gluing thousands of glass beads, hours and hours, in order to create one piece. The use of the vinyl thread makes a nod to the famous Acapulco chair that is woven using this particular thread.
The Think-Rethink Chair simply aims to be enjoyed without being used for its original function, as well as it honors Mexico’s traditional crafts people that beautify our daily life.
The Think-Rethink Chair is available at Ethos Arte, Tienda en línea.
Davit Nava, The Think-Rethink Chair, 2015, iron structure and crystal beads, 17.7 x 18.1 x 37.8 in / 45 x 46 x 96 cm