Tebunginako, the anti-sunbed by Thomas Coward and Nicole Lawrence

A metal chair as an aspirational symbol that takes its name from a submerged island in the Pacific Ocean.

Thomas Croward and Nicole Lawrence are two Melbourne-based designers who, on the occasion of the NGV Melbourne Design Program, decided to collaborate on a new project that takes its name and inspiration from a submerged island in the Pacific Ocean. The Tebunginako chair project investigates the meaning of free time, trying to highlight the importance of having enough in our life. Then, when we remember that the name of this chair is a reference to a submerged island, we can deduce that in ecological and financial terms our space dedicated to free time is threatened.

This chair made by zinc and mild steel, undoubtedly not usable due to high temperatures, is the projection of an imminent danger that occurs in an environment characterized by high temperatures; therefore a clear and decisive reference on what the environmental scenarios of the future could be.

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