About The Piece
This might be a bench, this might be a table, is it really furniture? Robert Stadler leaves the appropriation process open to the user. These shapes surge like a random pile-up, improbable elements produced by nature; the generic shape evokes a pebble flattened by rolling waves. Though they seem random, these shapes are perfectly designed and reproduce a geometric element that could be a parallelogram with rounded edges and angles. “It is reminiscent of a pebble but there are straight lines, repeating rays, I like the tension between the natural and the artificial like with Exercise”. The ensemble is created from three elements which are combined in a random way like self-organising systems. This piece is dedicated by Robert Stadler to the Russian scientist Ilya Prigogine, Nobel prize-winner and author of “The End of Certainty. Time, Chaos and the New Laws of Nature”. The free press, New York 1997. A theory of the end of certainty, a science of doubt that suits Robert Stadler whose conceptual work and design always calls established values into question.