Adrien Rovero for Mountain Climbers: Rock Garden ChairPosted: July 10, 2012
Adrien Rovero’s Rock Garden Chair is one interpretation of 40 that the Mountain Climbers project has commissioned for a charity project to benefit Switzerland’s Make-A-Wish foundation, as described by Mountain Climbers below. Rovero’s design turns a re-purposed cable car into a rocking chair of sorts as a way of simulating the natural rocking sensation that ski gondolas produce.
From Mountain Climbers: Mountain Climbers: Revisiting a Swiss Icon is an entrepreneurial project that is 100% Swiss, cultural, and ambitious, and which follows a logic of sustainable development and recycling for a charitable outcome. It consists of re-purposing 40 ski cable cars which will be dismantled and then given to 40 Swiss artists, architects and designers, ones that are considered to be rising stars in their fields. These participants will work for free; they will receive a budget in order to cover the cost of materials necessary to create their projects. The cars, once transformed, will go on exposition around Switzerland, then will be sold through auction by Christie’s to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Switzerland, which makes dreams come true for sick Swiss children. (Translated by dg)