Tom Price is the designer/artist behind all those melted polypropylene object chairs. I first discovered him when one of the first Meltdown chairs were circulating the blogsphere, made from heavy blue rope. Above, is a chair that's part of a series commissioned by Arts Co. for the exhibition 'From Now To Eternity'. The chairs are made from discarded polyester fleece clothing. They were featured at the recent London Design Festival.
To see the current range of Tom Price's Meltdown chairs, read on.
Above: Meltdown Chair made from 10,000 melted black cable ties.
Above: Meltdown Chair made from crumpled polypropylene sheets.
Above: Meltdown Chair made from transparent PVC tubing. The burned seat is smooth to sit on.
Above: Meltdown Chair made from plastic plumbing tubes.
Using much less material, the above Meltdown Chair is made from the same plumbing tubes as above.
This was the first chair I discovered by Tom Price (made from polypropylene rope). I think this series is brilliant. Although this is the first of the series, it's still the most compelling. Watch a video of this chair being made.