Nowadays, people like to decoratetheir home furniture with the themes they like. Some of people will choose thestyle and design in modern concept. Velo Chair is one of the modern furnituredesign with aesthetic. Velo Chair was introduced by a British designer, JanWaterston. This chair is inspired by the shape of modern bicycles design thatlead Waterston to create an aesthetic design of furniture.
According toWaterston (2015), the interaction between body and chair should be a seamlessone and the user feels as though they and the chair are one. From his words, hereflects the bicycle is an object that has relationship with the body. Therelationship between body and object can be similar as bicycle’s tube that flowseamless into each other, changing shape constantly as improving function andaesthetic (Waterston, 2015).
This chair was made of Ash wood. From his modernthinking and unique idea, he applied only a single bent piece of wood to buildbackrest. Instead of thinking the beautiful design, he also test the limits ofmaterial’s physical that he used before he introduces it. On top of that, JanWaterston has winning award Student Furniture Designer of the Year for his uniquefurniture design, Velo Chair.In my point of view, aesthetic valueis important to apply in furniture design.
Aesthetic can be known as theattractiveness in a product design. As we know, attract with beauty has becomecommonplace of human beings. From the design of Velo Chair, it can attractpeople to look at it since it has an unique design from people perception andthought. According to Asch (1946), a comparable phenomenon is properly documented in regards tohuman attractiveness. In addition, first impression of people influence mindsetformation and measurably have an effect on how people are perceived and dealt with(Asch, 1946). On top of that, a product made of aesthetic design have a huge probabilityof being used even it is not too functional. Compared to unaesthetic designproduct, it will be lack of people’s acceptance even it has many benefits. Therefore,this design will be worth for people who love arranging their home space withmodern furniture design even it is only a chair.
As a designer, Jan Waterstonis success to make people attract towards his design. With the structure ofVelo Chair, it can be a wonderful addition furniture for people make it ascollection.