The starting point of this project came from a course during the spring, where we were examined different historical chairs.
But this project was all about the process. My goal was to discover different ways to make a chair without using glue or nails. And also see if I could combine different materials to make a sustainable chair that fits the modern person.
The seat is 540 mm high and that is to have a active sitting. we have a more active working culture these days and this chair makes the user sit on the edge of the seat, the back support is only to give the user a hint of a backrest and feel safe.

This mock up is made of scrap wood and leather

 

Dackelid Form - Making 1:10 scale models in cardboard just to have a feeling of how I can lock different types of legs
Making 1:10 scale models in cardboard just to have a feeling of how I can lock different types of legs
Dackelid Form - I found a nice way to join the legs, seat and armrest
I found a nice way to join the legs, seat and armrest
Dackelid Form - 1:5 scale model
1:5 scale model
Dackelid Form - The mockup-outcome of the process
The mockup-outcome of the process
Dackelid Form - Side
Side
Dackelid Form - The legs go through the seat with a cut out joint and wedges, when the user sits down the weight of the person will lock the construction
The legs go through the seat with a cut out joint and wedges, when the user sits down the weight of the person will lock the construction
Dackelid Form - The legs goes also through the armrest which also locks it in an angle.
The legs goes also through the armrest which also locks it in an angle.
Dackelid Form - I used the leather to lock it further and make a interesting feature
I used the leather to lock it further and make a interesting feature
Dackelid Form - The mock up together with the scale model
The mock up together with the scale model
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