Kuker Seat
modern interpretation of an old tradition
          The project is inspired by an old and still kept Bulgarian tradition - Kukeri. A few times a year, usually after Christmas and before New Year's Eve, men and women dress up in  animal-like costumes, embellished with bells, ornaments, different furs, even food. They perform ritual dances, accompanied by the music of the bells on their costumes and drums they carry.  The dances and the music are very typical for this custom, thus the rocking design of the chair is a metaphor for the movement and the dance. When seating, the user becomes a performer - the bells create similar sounds to the ones heard at the Kukeri, while the seat itself, made with fur, leather and wood, acts like a costume. 
Bulgarian music producer Ivan Shopov and his interpretation of the Kuker tradition.
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