Philipp Aduatz‘s intention in the design of the Melting Chair is to capture a transient transformation within a sculptural object. The Melting Chair, which is suitable for use, is carefully crafted to appear to the viewer either as a solid chair melting away or as a solidification of a liquid melt. To create a realistic illusion, Aduatz studied the solidification of fluids as well as the melting of solids with modern 3D animation software.
Philipp Aduatz’s Melting chair is made from fibreglass reinforced polymer, a material known for its durability which has been covered with a special mirror coating in order to achieve its special metallic appearance. Shiny and curvy this futuristic chair is scratch proof thanks to a special laquer that ensures it’s long life.
GFRP, special silver coating and scratch resistant polyurethane lacquer
95 × 93 × 78 cm
Edition size: 12 + 3 A/P
2007 – 2011 Ph.D. studies in natural sciences,
University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2007 – start of self-employment as freelance artist specialization: design art objects in limited editions
2002 – 2007 Diploma study in industrial design, master class of Prof. Paolo Piva, Univ. of Applied
Arts, Vienna, Thesis completed 2007
2007 – recognition award for the master thesis, city of Vienna
2007 – competition for the design of the trophy
“Austrian Scientist of the year”, 1st Place