It is said that the average human will shed 64 liters of tears in their lifetime. The Tear Drop Chair is made to look like a large droplet of tear, containing 64 liters of water (or, tear). By visualizing this concept, Keita Suzuki of Japanese design firm Product Design Center created a product that allows us to realize that our lives consist of numerous events that bring us the happy and sad emotions.
The experience of “sitting on water” is something one could rarely experience. The material simply consists of 0.3mm thick Vinyl plastic, and water. The significance of this project is the feeling of actually touching a “droplet of water”. This is an experience not only an adult can interact with, but children can enjoy as well. A water droplet is nature’s magnifying lens.
The Tear Drop Chair has been exhibited at the Tokyo MidTown – DESIGN TOUCH 2014.
all images courtesy of PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER