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100 LICA STOLICA

We are a non-governmental and non-profit organization for the creative struggle against windmills "100lica". We are creatively struggling against windmills. Every day. Persistently. We will succeed! These are our goals: interconnection and gathering of established and non-established artists and creative people associated with the organization; expanding people`s horizons; promoting and advancement of urban and alternative culture and art.

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About the author

Boris Matesic, Osijek grown with Dalmatian roots, Boris is an illustrator, graphic artist, product designer and printer, but above all, a highly creative person. He displayed his love of drawing early, by making comics and studying techniques and different modalities of expression. He started his printing business out of the basement, discovering the world of graphics and printing in the process. The founder of IBL printing and Mit design studio, he produced various projects for local and international agencies and the initiated the highly successful lega-lega brand. Over the years he received many honors and awards for his art and creative activity. He is the founder of the Association for Creative Struggle Against Windmills "A 100 Faces of Chairs" ("100lica stolica") and the main organizer of the humanitarian project of the same name. He is a co-founder of the "Bike My Day" project for the popularization of cycling, and an organizer of several Pecha Kucha nights in Osijek... He held several exhibitions showing off his paintings, prints and photographs in his career. He ran marathons, including the Berlin marathon and complete done of the most challenging cycling marathons in Europe, Ötztaler in Solden. Always looking for new thrills, his desire to create led him to this new project aimed at complete production of the form.

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PROCESS

The first step is to go to a nearby forest or city park and select the tree that our diligent chair builder in the next few weeks, almost as if through magic (read: rough and fine processing – sawing, splitting, trimming, planing, sanding, grinding, drilling, throwing away the part drilled on the wrong side, repeated drilling, screwing, gluing, colouring, varnishing and painting) is going to transform into a sitting object worthy of everyone’s backside, money and admiration.

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This step, because of better detecting of characteristics that the target tree should have to meet the strict chairing standards, is carried out in daylight. Upon choosing an appropriate specimen with satisfactory qualities and far from prying forester eyes, arrival of the night and neighbour Mate with the tractor and a chainsaw is awaited.

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After successful felling, exfiltration worthy of a wildcat and dragging the log to the workshop, follows the second and the most important step of chair-making: tea. Each and every chair demands and deserves its own tea: jasmine, black, white, green, Nepali, oolong, sencha with fried rice… The ceremony of selecting, preparation and drinking tea lasts, depending on the chair and mood, thirty to fifty minutes*. *Meaning that five to seven chairs per day can be made, depending on the amount of tea drank and bladder endurance.

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And then the chair gets made. Pure Zen.