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.

Melting Chair
GFRP, special silver coating and scratch resistant polyurethane lacquer
95 × 93 × 78 cm
Edition size: 12 + 3 A/P


Philipp Aduatz




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