We have seen some very weird and unique chair designs in the past. But there are few circumstances where have we come across designs that are a structural combination of shapes. Lucy Wang, an interior designer in New York City introduces us to the “Make a Chair,” which is a fusion of geometric shapes that are combined together to achieve a piece of ergonomic furniture.
Lucy Wang calls the Make a Chair project a puzzle comprising three distinct pieces that can be arranged in different ways to form a comfy seat. Bringing a geometric flavor to the platter, the designer uses these pieces in such a manner that they can also be re-assembled into a secondary arrangement that encourages stretching and movement. Apart from offering support to the back, the chair helps maintain the right posture.
The three geometric pieces comprise a trapezoidal base, an exercise ball and three square-shaped wooden pieces joined together to support your posture. These parts forming the chair – without the use of tools, nuts or bolts – are made of ash wood and can be assembled and disassembled into two orientations.
The trapezoidal shape forms the base of the chair where it is inserted into the wooden planks with a curvy opening in the center. The base then joins the seating part to keep the furniture sturdy and erect. When it comes to the second arrangement, the user would have to lift up the reposition of the chair and insert it into the base. Amid all this, the exercise ball adds a component of elasticity and bouncy movements while you are stretching using the chair as a prop.
The designer explains it as a convergence of rest and movement.