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The Holy Ghost Chair

The Holy Ghost Chair is inspired by the designers’ shared religious belief and spiritual experiences as Christians.

Design

Beijing Fenghemuchen Space Design Center
China
Team Lead: Chen Yi
Design: Chen Yi, Muchen Zhang

The designers were inspired by their shared religious belief and mental experience as Christians when they were conceptualising The Holy Ghost Chair. The glow of the Holy Ghost falls like fine rain; the sacred and ethereal profile of the chair generates an atmosphere of tragic beauty, provoking infinite reverie about the spirit. Brightly polished tubes of different lengths and rhythms are used as props to produce rain-like beams, which makes the thin chair ‘drift in air’.

As for colours, a visually arresting contrast of red and luminous white is used, representing blood and holy light respectively. The design betrays the stereotype of chairs and fuels the multidimensional imagination of the abstract. It is a symbolic piece of art and gives the chair a ‘soul’. It’s a symbol of the spirit, designed in the faith of Christianity – invisible, beyond touch, but perceivable.

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