7 chair by ken jasinski from usa
designer's own words:
the intent of my 7 chair was to reject all that was preconceived with the word 'chair'. from what i understand, a chair is designed to support its subject(s) in a manner of providing concise support without any outside assistance. i wanted the chair to feel the need for support while offering itself to the user at the same time. this was done by removing its back legs and placing further support dependence on a rigid surface, such as a wall.
to further convey my theme of support, i chose a material that would make the user question the ability of the chairs support. cardboard was my answer. by laminating sheets of corrugated cardboard together with an adhesive i was able to construct a chair that is lightweight and sturdy, yet poses no harm to the user.
the simplicity of three pieces to create the chair, plus the ottoman makes manufacturing and assembly easier and more cost effective. the addition of a cushion is applicable to the users needs but not necessary.
reliance of a rigid surface makes this chair unique
the ottoman is the only freestanding ‘7’
supportive and comfortable