1) Which style of sitting would be more efficient or effective in education?
“Chairs should not be that comfortable to fall asleep.”
Eli: I think it depends on the lecture that is given. For example in the lectures where teachers are explaining things I think it should be regular class system because it helps people to concentrate better. But some lectures like philosophy people should be sitting in groups to see each other and discuss.
What about ergonomically?
Elif: It depends on the chair actually. I don’t think it would differentiate. All of the chairs are designed standard. I think most important thing is to lie down located so in terms of architectural they should be organised well.
We were hoping you would say comfortable chairs.
Eli: In that case they wouldn’t be ideologically ready to work and concentrate. It shouldn’t be that comfortable while you are studying. That’s the whole idea. You are going to sit down and go for 40 minutes. You don’t want to fall asleep in an armchair.
2) Do you think furniture should turn in to a form of art or simply for practical use?
“But artistic value means more than esthetics”
“The function is more important for me.”
Eli: I think it is both. It depends on where the chair is going to be used. If you are going to exhibit it on a contemporary arts museum, it should be a piece of art. If you are going to use it in school it should be quite practical. But it does not mean that it should be ugly. It needs to have an esthetic value. But artistic value means more than esthetics in terms of the idea behind. The artistics value is much more important in every chair but if it is going to be used it should always have the practical things as well. The profession of industrial design tries to combine these two. But for me I lean to esthetics.
Elif: I am going to oppose to that. I do not know if the purpose is to combine them. It is a topic of discussion. For you I understand. I am a designer, it is not like I just do industrial design. I would say it depends on the circumstances. But I lean towards the function.