puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu
 
puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu
may 17, 2011

puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu

hand-cut grooves allow the chair frames to sit comfortable into each other

‘inception chair’ is a seating concept which draws on the archetype of the chair nestling it within a progressively smaller form of itself to create the actual seat. developed by RISD furniture student vivian chiu, the design consists of 10 chair frames that fit into one another via hand-cut grooves which are cut out of the inner edges of the frames’ seats and backs. pegs on the outer end of each frame fit into the notches of the previous sized chair, sliding easily in place so that the horizontal edge between chair seat and back line up.

puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu front and back views

puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu profile and 3/4 views

puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu the 10 chair frames disassembled

puzzle like inception chair by vivian chiu the working frame with view of grooves

via colossal via notcot

  • This is stunning ! Definitely not a chair, but sn amazing piece of sculpture

    Philharmonikon
  • wow

    rs
  • nice visual efect!

    Josef
  • I wonder if this would have the same effect in a different setting. I have a feeling the illusion is only this effective with a consistant, blank background.

    loki
  • I would buy one of these things in a heartbeat, if just to have the conversation piece.

    Von Galt
  • the form is pure, even though it’s seem to use more materials than normal one. i think it waste less wood when it’s making up because its pure.

    nobody
  • i was going to say, waste of materials and effort… but on second thoughts, so what; it’s just lovely, especially the family group.

    nicey
  • very funny!
    I like this crazy project!

    Renato
  • the visual effect is very good

    tmjf
  • made for a family of russian dolls, they were well chuffed

    j

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