ZAP-GAP CHAIR (Plywood with plexi-glass inlay and cable ties, 98.5cm x 63.5cm x 41cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)
A key MOMENT in ART or “DESIGN”! -The “ZAP-GAP” CHAIR is the only chair in the world EVER with this design and construction. You might not like it, but “IT” certainly is special(in a good way, of course!). My 4th “Gap”Chair this time not held together with glue but only with the help of Cable ties(Zap-straps) hence: “ZAP-GAP”. Super solid, comfortable and cool. Of all chairs that have ever been made/designed/constructed throughout art and design history(I have to say this again!), this one definitely stands out because of the ‘gap’ between backrest and seat, the five main components being connected only with cable ties to form a very strong bond and the combination of materials applied(plywood, plexiglass and nylon). I nearly went mad making it because each cut, groove, hole, length and angle had to be just “perfect”. But time is irrelevant anyway – the only thing that matters is the result. How it “came into being” might be entertaining, but that’s about all.