Posted on July 13. 2018
Aggeliki is a fibre artist from Athens, Greece. Last year, she decided to turn weaving into a full-time job. Working with natural fibres only, she creates beautiful clothes, jewellery, and wall art pieces. “I embrace the slow life style that comes with crafting, it’s a perfect balance between everyday life and meditation.”
Crafting can be tough on the body, as hands and arms carry out the same movement over a longer period of time. A standard chair or even standing up regularly didn’t do the trick of finding the right balance: “Weaving is a kind of meditation process in which I lose the right body position and constantly lean forward. My back doesn’t like that at all, and it got really painful for a while.”
Her boyfriend, who works as an architect, suggested the Variable balans. The kneeling chair allows constant movement and promotes a natural upright sitting position. «It has really become a magic tool for my work. I’ve been using it over a year now, for at least 10hours every day. Finally, I can sit comfortable without any distractions due to pain or stiffness.”
Seeing Aggelikis studio in Athens, the natural lacquered Variables (one of them is actually a vintage piece) fit perfectly into her ensemble of natural fibres, wooden tools and fabric art. You can find her works on Etsy or on her Instagram profile.
We found Aggeliki when she tagged us on one of her Instagram pictures. Tag us or add the hashtag #varierfurniture to share your experience with our movement chairs!