paimio  

 

2015

"Paimio" was a challenge imposed on me my very first year of design school. We were asked to draw a singular object every day, for 30 days to dissect its every function, characteristic, and quirk, or really whatever you found interesting.

Alvar Aalto's paimio chair was originally designed in the 1920's and revolutionized an the intersection of healthcare and furniture design. Both the innovation of plywood - bent specifically with the physical needs of tuberculosis patients in mind -  and the gravity defying curves of this chair are what made me fall in love with furniture.

Here are some of my favorite depictions from the activity.