Chankley Bore

Year: 2008
Material: various

British firm Established & Sons invited Baas for a collaboration in 2008, resulting in anthropomorphic series of furniture pieces with as much personality as function.

“Furniture always has kind of the same shape, I mean, a chair almost always has four legs. But if you look in nature, for instance, and if you look at an underwater documentary or something, the fish which are there, they have really bright colors, and then something sticks out of it, and there’s something blinking… And then there’s science fiction, or comics about outer space in which things happen that you cannot imagine. I started to think there’s much more to explore other than a chair must have four legs. And the title? I was searching for a title that covers this feeling the most. The Chankley Bore is a line from a poem which is a nonsense verse. It’s a fantasy and part of it is about some creatures being ‘in the terrible zone and the fields of the Chankley Bore.”