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Krot of Kans MONOBLOC (2007)

The Monobloc is a molded chair made out of two to three grams of Polypropylene. It is made in one working step (approx. 60 sec) and out of one piece. The shape of the Monobloc is designed to use as less material as possible but anyhow having a good stability. The chair is light and easy to transport. Most people do not really like the Monobloc. They easily come up with cultural pessimistic theories about the consuming aspect. There seem many people to think that a wooden chair is more ecological then a Monobloc. Even the UNESCO does forbid the chair in certain cities. The fact that one of the most sold chairs is that disliked made me think about the importance of design these days. Can t we love a chair when its not a trend? What makes us loving something? Does mass-production destroy our ability to love an object? During my research I started to like the qualities of the Monochair. It started to get human, a kind of ugly dog who went to a swan of perfection and hidden beauty. Because of existence problems and the fact that the chair is nearly not to destroy, the mono-chairs factories are closing slowly their doors.
My mission is to make the Monoblock exciting, showing what the qualities are in funny functional and non-functional objects, which areall connected with each other. All my Objects did not cost me more than 5 euros and are made out of the original shape. Only materials and the time do change the use, and the personal value. A mass product gets individual.