'Pastel' low chairs14. Jun2011
'Pastel' is a collection of low chairs designed by the young Serbian artist Jovana Bogdanovic.
For Jovana, the low chairs are a response to the misconception that she had about Asian seating privileging low and crouching postures, an expectation which was proven wrong by her actual experience in China. The chairs' childish look combined with the pastel colors and the shape of the soft cushions gives the collection a modern look, easy to integrate in one's living room.
"The Low Chairs Family series plays out the positive contradictions inherent in cultural encounters often, albeit ingenuously, predicated on mutual stereotypes and misunderstandings. The series is itself a response to the misconception Jovana had about Asian seating privileging low and crouching postures, an expectation proven wrong by her actual experience in China. These deceptively low-rise chairs and tables are made appealing and genteel in their solid largesse by a scheme of pastel colors and matching sets of soft cushions. Technical and aesthetic refinement are the product of both skill and sensitivity, one that makes itself recipient to the invisible, ordinary trafficking of symbols and objects “. - Jovana Bogdanovich