_ three chairs for Henry
" I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"We live in a world in which solitude is synonymous with loneliness, we do not want to be bored for fear that we might find ourselves or get lost more likely. So rather than trust ourselves to find out our own meaning, we inundate ourselves with other people's opinions quick bits of mindless entertainment to escape solitude as much as possible never reflecting on our life for fear that we will find it empty yet it is in the emptiness that we can find meaning."
_ARTIST NOTE : Emmanuel Wolfs
The H Chair consists of three planes, designed to provide a sense of being in a protected corner, but not blocked completely. The space created by these simple structures allows a body to rest naturally yet in a more active upright position rather than slouching and leaning on the backrest while resting arms naturally on the side walls.
The angle of the side walls, as if arms were naturally spread out, gives a direction to the chair facing forward, allowing the seated person to feel the inside and outside, front and back. This sense of orientation of the body leaves room for the compositional arrangement of the chair; to form a sense of space within a space, a more organic social connections to people and surroundings.