DESIGN A CHAIR. IT MUST HAVE A CONCEPT OR REASON BEHIND IT
This project was an exercise in taking an iconic design, distilling it down to its purest form and repurposing it.
The challenge was overcoming the complications that emerge from scaling up the design and modifying its use, whilst keeping it true to its form.
DRAFTING & CRAFTING
The form was experimented with and reduced down to a zigzag attached to a hemisphere, as if the lamp had been upturned.
It comprised of 3 integral parts: the red t-beams provided the support to cope with the massive forces caused by the long levers of the form, the double top-hat joint allowing the seat to rotate freely like its counterpart, and the welded hemisphere cage provided enough support to hold a 95kg adult comfortably off the ground.
It was built entirely from found and reclaimed materials to allow for scope beyond cost, influencing the industrial aesthetic of the design.