Bauernstuhl – eine Wiederentdeckung eines jahrhundertealten Prinzips / Peasant chair – a rediscovery of a centuries-old principle

Johann Post

Juli / July - 2021

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


How do I want to work in the future? What role do I play as a designer? What objects do I want to design and how can | take responsibility as a designer? The peasant chair is an object-formed answer to questions that occupy me as a designer. For centuries, these chairs have been constructed according to the same principle of wedging and spreading, which requires neither screws nor glue. Nevertheless, no two chairs are alike, because each one is the result of an individual examination of the material wood and the moment of sitting. The form is the logical consequence of material and function. This reduction to the essential is complemented by the traces of time, which make each piece unique and alive. The chair, as I present it today, is therefore not finished, but only becomes a valuable object that transports stories through use and wear.