eco chair 7

furniture design

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:


Rush – seated chairs, England, mid 18th century


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


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  !


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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furniture design

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.


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.


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.