Their new arrangements — back to back, side to side, in groups of varying number — creates different social situations.
The project recalls 17th century love seats whose shape allowed courting couples to talk intimately without touching. It also responds to the heightened sense of social space we’ve developed over the last 18 months.
These pieces are junkshop love seats exploring how more ambiguous and experimental relationships and community might be formed by furniture. The pieces seek to expose the social programming invisibly embedded within seating, and in doing so help us recognise the chair as a political idea as much as a design object.