‘Ceci Ètait Une Chaise’ is French for ‘this was a chair’ – a very literal name for a piece created by transforming the wooden base of a discarded school chair into a laptop stand. Product designer Alice Rosignoli created Ceci Ètait Une Chaise for the Colle/Serre exhibition centred around the FatBot – an ultra-lightweight manufacturing robot that slices and transforms existing forms into other objects.
This innovative digital tool is tailored for small workshops and belongs to exhibition-producers MagLab – a ‘laboratory shop’ that provides workspace for artists, and proposes micro-industrial activity free from heavy industrial processes. We say kudos to MagLab and Rosignoli for creating a product that goes from nurturing one prized possession to another. From butt bolster to laptop love? That’s some slick recycling right there.