Fade out Seat

2018 June

With thousands of years history, seat has become a powerful symbol.
It is a basic support instrument; it is a tool for people to choose to relax themselves; it can be a partition of internal space; it is an extension of the inner space to the outer space in the street, or even the social center of the outer space... This symbol is closely related to demand, behavior, culture, technology, times, social life and so on.

The product symbol is the designer's combination of specific modeling, material and color elements. These elements are widely recognized and conventionalized by the society as well as the components of the symbols used to convey information. Based on the findings of the modernology, there are higher cultural diversity in non-urban centers such as villages, streets and so on. The seat not only appears in the homes of the residents, but also often appears on the streets. At this time, the meaning of seat is more diverse, richer, and even become the sub center of social interaction. The function of seat has surpassed the symbol structure as a product itself, but its form has rarely surpassed its original form.
From ShuoWen JieZi, we can see the chinese character seat(座:zuo) is oriented by the behavior sitting(坐: zuo). "Sit" is a product oriented by cultural phenomena. The relationship between the seat and seats is chaotic and ambiguous in different time slices, but the seat and seats, seats and people and environment are interrelated and interact with each other. I choose to use linear string and bar to restore the characteristics of this phenomenon: connection and chaos. The link between the rope and the bar in space implies the relationship between the seats. The form of "Sit" breaks through the original form boundary of the seat and achieves de-symbolization. The traditional design method is to objectified the world which is pragmatism. From sit to seat to "sitting", "sitting" have a further meaning, that is, to pay attention to the integrity and continuity of the world.