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After researching reed chairs in Latvia, I was interested to take a look in other parts of the World. And here is, what I found:

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Rush – seated chairs, England, mid 18th century

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Ch. R. Mackintosh, Chairs for Tea rooms, 1903

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Ruca Meda RIESIEDO 1990-1991, Molteni&C.Giussano

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Hans J. Wegner Y CHAIR 1950, Carl Hansen & Son

Thanks to our Furniture course’s trip to Fiskars, I had  an opportunity to try  sitting in this chair! And it was …  good  !

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Tom Dixon, S CHAIR 1988, Capellini

Quite many different versions, seems that wiewed surfaces is a longlasting, ergonominc and effiecient way to create the sitting surface for the chair. And that is something I would like to have for my own eco chair.

Pictures from the book  1000 chairs by Ch. & P. Fiell

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There is an exhibition of chairs at the entrance hall of TaiK. My chair looks this way:

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my chair 18

There are more than two month passed since I started to design my chair. As the study assessment it is finished (the time is over). So I can say that in this stage it is finished.

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There is my chair among chairs of other course-mates. If I have to describe result, I can say that there are many things I am satisfied about:

  1. the chair is quite small & light, but at the same time very comfortable (but the comfort is smth i can not describe)
  2. the backrest is flexible, its the way how specific of the material is used.

But there are still things I am not satisfied:

  1. perspective makes wrong impression of legs (looks like trapezoid, even if they are parallel)
  2. the pillow is “do it yourself” & a professor Simo Heikkila said that “grandma’s connection”in the backside is not ok.

These are things I should think about…and, of corse, the prototype, made in vacuum bag is not as strong as it should be for normal usage.

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But is is possible to sit! My Japanese course-mate Taka said that he can even fall asleep!

& I still don’t have any normal quality pictures. So tired I am after last weeks & final critics.