Published in TOILDROPS.COM online magazine
"AN IMITATOR" is a chair which born again from an old broken "Thonet no.14" chair.
The component of bending wood at the back have been reversed, and the knitting of the seat been restored, also it reassemble every pieces into different place.
"thonet no.14" is one of the most successful mass-production product in the end of 19 century, nowadays, lots of knock-offs selling in markets.
Instead of calling them "fake", it's better to say "imitation ". "an imitator" extend these existed and remarkable components, transmit into the new language. Not only recycling practical material, but also recycling the semantic behind.