People, Places, Things
Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design
is a collaborative practice that makes
buildings, places, strategies and objects.

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Almost Thonet

Almost Thonet is a hand-sculpted almost-replica of the bentwood Thonet Chair No. 14. It is part of an ongoing series that use objects as a way of thinking about form, material and meaning and the act of remaking as a means of transformation.

The original logic of the chair’s bentwood construction is obliterated by white putty. This reveals its own fabrication process through traces of thumb-marks and fingerprints. The material has a kind of generic non-material materiality which is part of the transformation of the chair into something which has qualities both of a real thing and a model of that thing simultaneously.

Etage Projects, curated by Workshop for Potential Design