Linear: sitting on one line
This is an academic project to design and build a chair within 4 months.
I chose to explore the possibilities of a single, continuous line in relation with a chair; whether we could form a stable, sitting surface with only one line, while maintaining the aesthetic of its simplicity, standing its functional purposes, and satisfying the comfort of sitter(s).
After an extensive research into physics, ergonomics and aesthetics, simulation prototyping and testing were conducted. I concluded on to one design for building the final chair.
The chair consists of two pieces of components: a steel frame in the form of a continuous line, and a wooden plank which could be laid on top to easily form a sitting surface. The sitting surface is elongated and designed to, for 🙋🏽♀️ one person, support both sitting and leaning, with an ergonomically curved armrest/back; the strength of the material would also allow 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏼♂️ two persons to sit on top of it at the same time.
I worked with iron and steel specialists and carpenters in their ateliers and workshops and realised the 1-to-1 chair prototype.
The chair was tested and approved by peer students of the furniture design class as well as professors of the faculty.