aether chair

acrylic chair inspired by the greek concept of "æther" this project was created with the intention of representing a philosophical concept and transform it into a tangible object. The chair represents the ephemeral feeling of light and color in natural phenomena into a tangible object.

"there is the most translucent kind which is called by the name of aether (αίθηρ)" Plato's Timaeus



the first civilization that used this concept were the Greeks by using the term "Aithêr" which meant upper air" and they described it in their mythology as the pure air that the gods breathed in heaven, as opposed to the “earthly” air breathed out of Olympus. Aether was also the primordial god of the sky and the light in early Greek mythology.


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