giulio iacchetti designs rolo folding chair as an outdoor shelter
giulio iacchetti designs rolo folding chair as an outdoor shelter giulio iacchetti designs rolo folding chair as an outdoor shelter
oct 04, 2013

giulio iacchetti designs rolo folding chair as an outdoor shelter

giulio iacchetti designs rolo folding chair as an outdoor shelter




together with BeD living from buttrio, giulio iacchetti has created ‘rolo’ for internoitaliano. the design references its form from the classic director’s chair, except that the solid beech wood frame extends upwards to stand at 178cm tall, and is topped out by a pitched roof so that it resembles a small house. conceived on this idea of the chair acting as an outdoor shelter, a green cloth cover installed at the highest point can be rolled up and down the sides of the seating piece, protecting the user from sun or wind.



‘rolo’ references the form of a classic director’s chair



the cloth covering can be rolled up and down depending on the amount of shelter the user desires





‘rolo’ folding chair stands at 178cm tall




front view



detail of the fastener that holds the cloth up



view of the folding base







ROLO from internoitaliano on Vimeo.

‘rolo’ by giulio iacchetti
video courtesy of internoitaliano

  • very simple very cool

    dbkii says:
  • The measure of a good folding chair is not in its demonstration to be a chair but in its ability to fold and be stored or transported. I consider this to be a discerning design sight but with no evidence that this chair in fact does fold I am puzzled by its inclusion in this mornings articles. I suspect that folded this chair would be a cumbersome contraption that would pose challenges in transportation to most compact car owners. Perhaps Rolo Folding Chair has been designed with owners of land yachts and Hummers in mind.

    Graeme Marrs says:
  • @Graeme Marrs Roof folds upwards, x folds flat, not so hard to figure out is it? Maybe spend less time writing and more time looking…

    hans says:
  • fair enough hans. a note, the video was not posted when i wrote so there was no evidence of how this product works. I think you’d agree it is a cumbersom item. Successful folding chair?

    Graeme Marrs says:

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