knauf & brown: profile folding chair knauf & brown: profile folding chair
oct 04, 2012

knauf & brown: profile folding chair

‘the profile chair’ by knauf & brown

folding on a single axis, vancouver-based studio knauf & brown have conceived ‘the profile chair’. ‘the design was a response to everything we didn’t like about folding chairs. folding chairs are shy, coming out only when extra seating is needed. they are ashamed of their cluttered leg regions, complicated actions, and cheap materials.’

cutting down on intersecting lines and giving the seat a minimal profile results in taking up less visual and physical space when open and closed. constructed using solid larch and a powder coated metal frame, ‘profile chair’ is intended for everyday use whether indoors or outdoors.

3/4 view collapsed

front view collapsed

folded front view

folded side view

detail of single axis hinge system

prototypes

sketches


profile chair video
  • I’m just wondering if knauf and brown know about: plia, donald, yuko, piana, air folding, etc…
    I don’t there is the need of this chair.

    francesco says:
  • I don’t think there is the need of this chair

    francesco says:
  • ^ so your saying that they weren’t the first to design a folding chair? thats right now that I think about it. I have seen folding chairs somewhere else!

    franlameco says:
  • wait, the plia chair exists?

    david chipperfield says:
  • I think there are better examples of folding chair. Chairs already in the market that set a standard for a good designed folding chair. So , for me, the chair of K&B is not interesting at all.

    Francesco says:
  • i like their presence. might even buy some. are they available to buy?

    nicey says:
  • Creo que es un muy buen diseño, y más si vemos lo delgada que es plegada, para integrarla dentro, al lado o detras de un mueble, o colgada en la pared.
    La creación, siempre que generé un producto util, agradable y utilizable, es un logro.
    Felicidades por el diseño, no haga caso a los aguafiestas.

    Francisco de Javier
    [email protected]
    Barcelona.Catalunya

    Francisco de Javier - BCN says:
  • muy buena!
    funciona espectacular, creo que le falta unas 2 vueltas mas y queda sin nada que agregar.

    sl2

    Maxi says:

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