October 7, 2008
Designed by Ilona Gaynor, London
For as long as I live (2008) [unfinished]
This project is looks at ‘sustainabilty’ and
longevity of products in particular that of
furniture and how we can relate a products
lifespan to our own. How do we define true
sustanability: does it mean a product can be
re-used? does it mean it will last forever? or
could it mean it lasts as long as we intend it
to- through our own definition, defined by a
certain legnth of time.
I have designed a singular piece of furniture
that transforms and lasts as long as you do.
The idea is that the furniture is adaptable and
is only relevent to the stage of life, at which
your currently in.
- Birth / Cot
- Adolescence / Single Bed
- Adulthood / Double Bed
- Death / Coffin
The unconscious phases of life and it’s stages
present themselves in a conscious act of furniture
re-construction, preparing you for the next phase.
We all know this is an occurence in expectant
parents, but why not continue this ritual?