Jerszy Seymour

The Workshop Chair is a result and synthesis of a series of exhibitions by Jerszy Seymour, the ‘First Supper’ at the MAK in Vienna 2008, the´Salon des Amateurs’ at the MARTA Herford 2009, the ‘Coalition of Amateurs’ at the MUDAM in Luxembourg 2009, and ‘Eroto-Production’ at Fort Aspern 2009, that explore the possibility of an ‘Amateur’ society (meaning lover, appassionato from the latin root). Using polycapralactone wax both as a construction material and as a metaphor for the creative energy in all people, the exhibitions created functional situations as a platform to create non-utopian ways of discussing utopia. ‘The Fulfilment of the Production in the Hands of the People’ The Workshop Chair is made from a few pieces of wood and polycapralactone wax with a joyful production technique that is affordable to make using hands from a western economy. It is very strong, repairable and biodegradable. The Workshop Chair presents itself as a new model of production, entering into the current economy with the intention to create the new economy. Jerszy Seymour uses the volcano as a metaphor for workshop, source and the human psyche, with the chance for release of the sub conscious libidinal and instinctual forces of the Id over the controlling forces of the Ego and Super Ego, to consider our relationship to the built world, the natural world, to other people and ourselves.  Jerszy Seymour Design Wokshop considers design as the generalist project and works in the widest range of contexts with some feeling of a dirty idealism mixed with conspiracy, producing objects, actions and strategies for companies such as Magis, Vitra, Moulinex, Vodaphone and Alessi to projects in galleries and museums. He is represented by Gallery Kreo in Paris and his work is in the permanent collection of many museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, the MAK Vienna and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rheim.  The Workshop Chair was selected for the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in december 2010. It  is available for all.


jerszy seymour design workshop

münzstrasse 21

10178 berlin