The Hidden chairs collection is a reinterpretation of three iconic chairs of the history of design.
The first model, Hidden Shaker, pays homage to the manifest-chair of the Shaker movement, remarkable for its lack of ornaments and its functionalism.
The second one is inspired by the creations of the Austrian architect Otto Wagner at the dawn of the Modern movement and is therefore called Hidden Wagner.
The Hidden Terence seat reinterprets an armchair from the Ming Dynasty, with its essential lines, its values of simplicity and refinement and its archetypal horseshoe backrest.
Through Hidden Chairs, Benoît Convers wanted to translate the philosophy of Ibride by proposing a privileged and singular relationship between the user and the object and create an illusion game around a chair revered from its silhouette.
By a sophisticated optical illusion, these unstructured seats disturb our bearings and affects our logic. Indeed, seen from a precise angle we discover an anamorphosis where the original emblematic chairs are revealed. But when you move around them, the original silhouette disappears, the bearings become blurred, revealing a visual spectacle where armrests, bars and backrest are intertwined. The simplicity of the original object is reversed to create a complex sculptural object.
The graphic confusion that disturbs our senses does not stop there: the second surprise is to turn the chair so that we can sit down. It is not on the initially perceived seat that we can rest....