Chair made from Brooms: Adhocism in Action


In 1972, Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver wrote Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation. A reviewer said "Adhocism is the art of living and doing things ad hoc- using materials at hand, rather than waiting for the perfect moment or "proper" approach. As a principle of design, it begins with everyday improvisations, such as bottles for candle holders and tractor seats on wheels for dining chairs." (another reviewer named Jane Jacobs said "Adhocism... will have a lot of influence!") Jencks said: "The new strategy is latent within the do-it-yourself industry (think Make), hippie consumer tactics, and the re-use of old parts and the recycling of waste." We think David Olschewski's stool made of four upside-down brooms might get Charles's approval- a clever and attractive repositioning of a very common product, and according to the google autotranslation, "The innovative use of the bristles as upholstery makes a completely new and astonishing seat feeling possible." No doubt. ::David Olschewski via ::Designspotterjencks%20chair.jpg

The original Jencks/Glazer adhoc chair


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