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April 15, 2014

Turning a Chair into a Puzzle

April 15, 2014 | By | No Comments


I’ve been having a look at making the chair more comfortable, which meant adjusting the angle of seat and backrest, as well as the height of the seat and the height of the backrest.  One of the consequences is that the chair is now no longer just a bunch of horizontal and vertical lines.  There are many diagonal lines (and some diagonal on two planes), moving at an angle through space, which skews the assembly of the chair. This didn’t really matter until I started breaking the chair up into parts, with the eye on getting a feel for what parts would be needed to assemble it.  I’ve been reading “Design Secrets: Furniture: 50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered”, which talks a lot about the materials and construction used in design projects, and now I’m thinking more about how to practically put this idea together, as a physical object.  I really hope to really make one of these one day.

The beginning of the breaking into parts is what you can see in the image, and the chair in the background is the version that has been adjusted to be more comfortable.

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