For a Design History and Modernism class, I was given the assignment to design a chair based on a personal narrative.
For my personal chair, I examined my ongoing struggle with striving for unattainable perfection. I used asymmetry as a metaphor for imperfection, as asymmetry is often unsettling for perfectionists. This metaphor shows that imperfection is not only what makes this chair beautiful, but also what makes a great many things in life beautiful and meaningful.
The final chair allows one to not only look past the asymmetry, but to be comforted by it, embracing that imperfections and vulnerability are what make life meaningful. One side of the chair is closed off, while the other side encourages the person sitting in it to open up to the world, as it takes time and courage to share our imperfect selves with those around us. This chair concept was featured in Atlanta's Design Within Reach store.