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Juliano Ijichi Machado

Brazil

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We live in a very contradictory world. While advancing in technology and design, we still have to live with old and anachronistic habits, such as the death penalty. The image of barcelona chair, symbol of modern design, like an electric chair synthesize this modern society with very old habits
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Death is not justice


Our 2010 project asked for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
For us it’s simple. The death penalty is a violation of human rights. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” How does that fit with beheading, stoning, hanging, lethally injecting or shooting someone?

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Modern Electric Chair

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