Affinity Chair by Ben Alun-Jones is a seating form that plays with our mind in believing that its finite structure houses an infinite space within. When unlit, it merges with the surrounding to appear almost non-existent but when illuminated submerges our senses into its unlimited depths. According to the designer the Affinity Chair “explores our relationship with light and space“.
When alone, the chair merges into the background becoming almost invisible as it cloaks itself in its environment. However when approached, the chair wakes, becoming transparent, revealing hidden depths and creating an almost infinite space beneath. As the sitter comes closer to the chair, the chair’s heart rate increases reminding us that even though it wants to escape, it is firmly and almost painfully stuck in front of us.