viktor alexander kolbig + tojan bieber: turn in chair
 
viktor alexander kolbig + tojan bieber: turn in chair viktor alexander kolbig + tojan bieber: turn in chair
may 27, 2011

viktor alexander kolbig + tojan bieber: turn in chair

the ‘turn in chair’ by viktor alexander kolbig and tojan bieber

the ‘turn in chair’ has been conceived by german designers viktor alexander kolbig and tojan bieber. the furniture object approaches the idea of a ‘folding chair’ in a new way.

‘we wanted to build a chair that could take different shapes – jumping from a classic timeless chair that reminds us of the ones developed by the bauhaus, and also be transformed into an endless number of different positions, thus seeming to be a more abstract work of art, rather than a functional pieces of furniture. after playing around with the form and becoming familiar with all its facets, the user will find out that the chair also has a second face – a softer and more brilliantly colored one. in this way, with the flexible and functional form, all a user has to do is literally turn their chair ‘inside out’ depending on their mood.’

diagonal parts are lined-up with one another to form the seat and back. the ability to transform the piece from a hard to soft surface is done via hinged components that run along each individual piece, providing flexibility and movement of the parts. the chair is still in its conceptual prototype phase.

‘turned in’ to reveal the hard surface

detail

the soft form of the chair is composed of foam parts

demonstration of how to turn the chair inside out

  • and?

    dieter says:
  • Rubik’s cube gets you bored?
    Soudoku as well
    Try the new TURN IN CHAIR!

    🙂

    Renato says:
  • Now sit on it!

    dextersdragon says:
  • Haters be hatin’. Of course this is interesting for the implications it may have for more practical design.

    Annie says:
  • Why?

    giancarlo says:
  • interesting creativity exercise, but looks very very unconfortable and unestable

    luisEfe80 says:
  • interesting but it needs to capitalize it

    Virginia says:
  • looks dangerous

    LL says:
  • Why would you ever choose the hard side?

    OmiOmiO says:
  • maybe if it rains..

    chokklat says:

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