Borrowed, by Theresa Harmanen

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    Can a chair be a memoir of a time that should remain in the past? Can a chair raise emotion and make us think? Around the year 1980 is when humanity’s collective demands surpassed the earth’s regenerative capacity*. Combining this fact with Viktor Papanek’s quote There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but very few of them, BORROWED explores collectivity through emotional and reflective aspects in an everyday object. Is collectivity always good? Is individualism necessarily bad? Silhouettes of famous designer chairs from 1980 until today are combined as a symbol of our choices, our collective demands, and of our borrowed time. Read more: theresaharmanen.com/ *Fact taken from Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilisation by Lester R. Brown

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