oato design office: stuck chair
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oct 08, 2012
oato design office: stuck chair



‘stuck chair’ by oato design studio

the concept behind the ‘stuck chair’ is simple. taking apart the components of an archetypical chair, oato design studio of the netherlands
wanted to create a seating object in which the structural elements appear as if they have simply been stuck together.
constructed predominantly from oak wood with a powder-coated steel backrest – so that it won’t loose shape when force is applied –
the legs are arranged in an ‘X’ formation, connecting upwards through the seat to hold the metal element in place in such a way that
the chair rests requiring no additional supports – thus the individual parts have their own role in the overall function and stability of the design.


profile which shows how the individual components appear ‘stuck’ together in support of each other


back view



detail of how the steel back rest is sandwiched in between the leg supports to create stability without any additional elements


the legs are arranged in an ‘X’ formation

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