der polnische jungdesigner bashko trybek lud uns auf dem dmy förmlich dazu ein, auf seinem anti-stress low chair zu verschnaufen. zeit genug für ein kleines interview…
minimum-redaktion: How did you start doing design and why?
bashko: Many years ago I was thinking about opening an Art Cafe. Those were my student times when money for any investment was something really hard to get. I wanted the place to have its own atmosphere, character and a unique decor. I was not interested in old furniture with a “rubbish” feeling so I decided to design a low chair which would be the cheapest and easiest to make. That’s how my first project came into being. The construction costs only 10 euros and was made of OSB and a fuel hose which intertwined through the construction created a very comfortable seat. As you can see in my case doing design started from a very basic need. The main cause hasn’t changed since then: I still try to find solutions for different needs.
minimum-redaktion: How did the fabulous idea about your anti-stress low chair come up?
bashko: It all started one day while playing with stress balls when I thought they would make a great seating surface! The wire construction was an effect of my search for a functional and practical solution for utilizing the balls as a seat. Next important factor was my passion for tennis. As a player I often use a special ball collecting tool made of wire which gave me a source of inspiration for the anti-stress chair and many other projects based on the same system. I think the chair has a lot of potential as an interaction and fun trigger. The most important aspect of this project is the possibility to design and compose your own patterns, your own chair using CMYK colors.
minimum-redaktion: Where can one order your anti-stress low chair? And how much is it?
bashko: All the information on my projects and work can be found on my website http://bashko-trybek.com. Soon it will be also possible to buy my projects on-line.
minimum-redaktion: If money did not play a role at all, what would you like to design now?
bashko: I would design and create fully portable, self-sufficient and eco-friendly little cabin houses which later could be located in wild and pristine places for short periods of time, not disturbing the naturalness of the area.
minimum-redaktion: How did you like the DMY 2011?
bashko: This year’s DMY in Berlin was great! You could feel a very relaxed, laid back atmosphere which gave people the possibility to meet and interact with each other. I met a lot of young designers from all around the world presenting their projects and sharing their views on modern design. I guess the place played its role as well and Berlin is a city I love coming back to.
polnischer designer bashko trybek
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