alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair
alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair
sep 30, 2010

alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair

‘yksi chair’ by alexander brink and antti pulli


aalto university industrial design students alexander brink and antti pulli have sent in images of their project ‘yksi’, a cardboard chair that can be shipped and stored flat. designed to be a space-saving seating object, ‘yksi’, which means ‘one’ in finnish, is made up of a single sheet of cardboard with no loose parts or separate joineries. within seconds, the light but sturdy chair can be folded together from its flat state. fold lines are created by strategically slicing away strips of the outer layer and exposing the corrugated brown fiber within. the ‘yksi’ cardboard chair was shown at the habitare design fair 2010 in helsinki.



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair profile



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair bottom



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair detail of velcro strips



alexander brink + antti pulli: yksi chair process shot

  • Would love to see a video of it being put together?

    Andy says:
  • Just don’t spill water on it 😀

    hee says:
  • respect!!
    It has a really nice shape!!
    Actually the best chair in this way of thinking i have seen in quite some time!
    tried a stool once in alucobond, an aluminum plastic sandwich, but the material cost where too high for a larger production.
    I wish you good luck with this one!

    michael says:
  • Wow! So nice! 🙂

    rocco says:
  • Clever! and looks reeally good 🙂 love it!

    chacha says:
  • Cool!!

    Liz says:
  • Nice! coolest ever. Love it white, but some other color maybe too?

    Bb says:
  • really nice. So clean and creative! good luck!

    jacky j says:
  • impressive indeed. would also love to see a video of it being folded together! great work

    liv says:
  • Saw this on Habitare design fair in Helsinki, it’s really nice and light, you can lift it up with two fingers.
    Excellent work! says:
  • This Is The First And Real PUZZLE CHAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Bob says:
  • a very smart chair and looks great! nice!

    za says:
  • Why make chairs when the world has enough for everyone already. And why make it from cardboard which doesen’t even last very long???

    AJ says:
  • development of the Creased Canvas Chair… ???

    CMA says:
  • very cool chair!

    dj says:

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