Meltdown Chair by Tom Price

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Tom Price

Project: Meltdown Chair
Designed by Tom Price
Website: www.tom-price.com
It might look like an accidental artwork but Meltdown Chairs are created in an elaborate process by designer Tom Price. View more images and find out more about Tom's designs after the jump:

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From the Designer:

Pe Stripe. The PE Stripe Meltdown Chair is made by pressing a heated metal chair-shaped former into a stack of colourful woven plastic rugs. The rugs begin to melt as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as they cool, creating a contrast in colour, form and texture.
The frame is made from solid stainless steel. 
This chair is a one-off prototype, but forms part of a series of chairs created using the same technique with different materials.

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Pe Pink. The PE Pink Meltdown Chair is made by pressing a heated metal chair-shaped former into a knotted mass of pink polyethylene sheeting. The plastic begins to melt as it comes into contact with the heated former, then sets in the shape of the seat as it cools. 
The remaining plastic is heated and sculpted into solid twisting forms, creating a contrast in form and texture to the melted seat. 
This is one of a limited edition of 8 and forms part of a series of chairs created using the same technique with different materials.

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Cable Tie. This chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a woven ball of approximately 10,000 black nylon cable ties. The ties begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining ties.
No additional material has been added to make the seat – it is made entirely from melted cable ties. 
This forms part of a series of chairs created using the same technique with different materials.

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Fleece Chair. These chairs are part of a series commissioned by Arts Co for the exhibition, 'From Now to Eternity', and are made exclusively from discarded polyester fleece clothing.
The seat area is created by placing layers of polyester clothing onto a hot steel seat-shaped former. As it heats, the fabric begins to melt, exposing and integrating colours and patterns of the various layers. When cooled the surface is transformed into a rigid, shiny, colourful display of dissolved pattern and colour. 

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PP Blue Rope. This chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a ball of polypropylene rope. The rope begins to liquify as it comes into contact with the heated former and, as it cools, it sets in the shape of a seat creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining rope. No additional material has been added to make the seat – it is all made from melted rope.
This forms part of a series of chairs created using the same technique with different materials.

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