Folding Chair by Pawel Kochanski

Designer Pawel Kochanski wanted to design a folding chair which size meets hand luggage dimension...

Designer Pawel Kochanski wanted to design a folding chair which size meets hand luggage dimensions restrictions of 55x40x20 cm that are common for most of the airlines. Its proportions of seat, legs and back are well maintained to enhance the functionality. Front leg and back-rest were designed so that they create a straight line after unfolding the chair and underline importance of these direction. Chair construction is based on four frames, each one smaller from the previous, which could fit into each other. All the frames are rotating on wooden tube of 30mm diameter. Shorter wooden tubes with same diameter are used to block chair after unfolding. Material chosen to build chair frames was plywood plate with 15 mm thickness. It was cut into planks of 60 and 70 mm width. Those planks are connected into frames with box-joint connections, glued together. Metal string goes through the front and rear leg through holes with 4mm diameter, protected with metal rings. To the shorter tubes metal string is attached with screws. It meets very well its design goals – to be portable, easy to carry light chair, but at the same very comfortable.







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