JDS architects: bone chair
JDS architects: bone chair
mar 08, 2011

JDS architects: bone chair

‘bone chair’ by JDS architects photo by nikolaj møller, courtesy of JDS architects

JDS architects has sent us images of their ‘complete set of furniture’ that consists of two objects: ‘bone chair’ and ‘trestles’, both in their prototyping stages and were recently on show at the stockholm furniture fair 2011 as part of 101% designed brussels.

JDS architects: bone chair back view photo by nikolaj møller, courtesy of JDS architects

‘bone chair’ can be viewed as the dissection of a chair. its starting form is a box-like seat made up of planes. as it evolves, sections of the chair are subtracted, cutting away all the ballast material leaving only a ‘skeleton’ form. it measures 54L x 57D x 79Hcm. the project team consisted of julien de smedt and wouter dons.

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JDS architects: bone chair photo by nikolaj møller, courtesy of JDS architects

JDS architects: bone chair evolution of the ‘bone chair’

JDS architects: bone chair technical drawing

  • not what i was expecting, but i enjoy seeing the evolution of sections being taken away and what the end result is.

  • Probably Ina ignore what moment of inertia is..
    good work in scarnification of planes.
    better to check new solutions for connetions


  • Even though the idea of skeletonizing furniture is not new, I liked seeing how this was done with the chosen material. To me, this is what the design seeked to accomplish.

  • Both chair and table are very interesting and well thought, but they don’t have a lot in common in regarding their assembly.

  • Its quite obvious the back will eventually crack as it is its weak point. The back is too low and creates a pivot to encourage splitting.

    Ina Loumo

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