RIP chair is composed from a total of 21 differently-sized solid wood planks.The back elements of the chair are interconnected with carbon rods and so making the backrest flexible through an innovative system.The design will be produced by the German manufacturer Schneiderschram in October.JULIA LÄUFER and MARCUS KEICHEL partnered together in 2003. Both are having a Master's degree in Design and they like to design things.
What they are saying about designing things: "[...]We try to develop objects that support a lasting relationship with the user. Practical value and symbolic appearance are the substantial characteristics on which we work every day. The union of both is the nature of a cultural object – an object that resists fast stylish changes or throwaway habits.
Everyday objects are tools for daily actions. But not only that: they also represent symbolic messages. People communicate through them non verbally. Therefore, designing things also means having an effect on the relationship between people. We try to find symbolic expressions that correspond with a human, democratic and socially pervious society.
New objects mostly express and produce cultural changes. While developing new products, we search for the balance between creative remodeling and cultural continuity. For we think that the respect for a quality of tradition of design and the knowledge of grown patterns of perception are the key to cultural progress.
Designing things – to us this means consciously taking influence on their course."