How much minimalist can be a chair, without losing its function? Evastina Pauly wondered this question, a student of industrial design in the Lund University. This question brings her tohe clue to develope her project of the end of the degree, Essential, based on an investigation that searchs the limits of three modern current as the minimalism, deconstructivism, but without leaving in one side the functionalism.Essential, a degree project that questions the design drawn from the most representative element of furniture design: the chair. With a very similar premise as the Adolf Loos made at the end of the XIXth and the begining of the XXth century: ornament is a crime. Evastina Pauly wants to take out from the chair everything that is unnecessary. Leaving just the essencial.
Essential: a chair without a seat is a chair without function. But, could a chair lose the legs and the back?
Evastina Pauly wandering this way between the minimalism and the deconstruction, discovered the real meaning of the minimalism and the functions of the chair. And with Essential, she shows this. Converting a theoric project, into a practic, visual and tangible project.Essential is not a chair, is the investigation into different ways of intervention of the minimalism deconstruction of it. Showing, as the chair can remite the idea of chair, for example, if the legs are removed. But removing the back it is transformes into a stool. Finally, Evastina removes the legs and the back, leaving only the seat as the main protagonist in all the intervention, because is which makes the real function of the chair. The other parts, are the ones that add the ergonomy.