Foomy Chair. Story about a painter boy.
“Freehand” – this is my new section, where I’ll spread the drawings of my favorite design objects, tell a little bit about them and their creators. I’ll start with the chair Foomy (pictured at left).
It`s made of polyethylene foam by designer and artist Markus Benesch. He came from Munich. At the age of 16 he started working as a painter and plasterer. Then 17 years-old he got to the famous exhibition of design in Milan, inspired by the work of designers and began to realize his own ideas, fully absorbed in the world of design. In those days there were not advanced digital printing technology, and Markus took the active part in the experiment.
He creates unusually colored vivid wallpaper and fabrics in pop and op-art, eleborate furniture, compound space with optical illusions for shops and
offices. He constantly has experiments with technologys and resources, every year creating something new. Marcus, I think, an unusual example of the restrained German design.
Video-interview with Markus (translated from German into English).