mo-ow design crafts 1 wooden chair from 24 identical pieces mo-ow design crafts 1 wooden chair from 24 identical pieces
oct 29, 2014

mo-ow design crafts 1 wooden chair from 24 identical pieces

mo-ow design crafts 1 wooden chair from 24 identical pieces
all images courtesy of mo-ow

 

 

 

since the 20th century, more than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the deepest dreams of creative minds around the world. ‘the past several decades have seen significant changes in the design field that still influence us today with their strong presence. making a difference through appearance is harder today than ever before,’ says portuguese architects ângela frias and gonçalo dias. therefore, they have formed mo-ow using traditional woodworking techniques to physically realize contemporary concepts.

 


video courtesy of mo-ow

 

 

 

the culmination of this philosophy can be seen in ‘chair Nº24’, a project based on the vision that a single piece of furniture could be constructed from 24 identical components. although the idea is simple, reaching the necessary shape and measurements was extremely complex. the duo aimed for perfect proportions – seat, back, and legs – all made from one module. the result is a system that is fully stabilized, elevating comfort and ergonomics to the same standard as aesthetics. 

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
each module tapers to form the overall construct

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
front view

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
perspective view

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
side view

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
back view

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
each piece tapers

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
perspective view

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
detail of the seat

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
promotional poster for the chair

mo-ow 24 identical pieces 1 chair furniture
construction drawing with the pieces laid out

 

 

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