the never ending chair.
Lately it seems as though furniture designers are considering more than just comfort, functionality and aesthetics in their approach to chairs and benches, but also the idea of community, that a seating arrangement can be more than just a place to sit; It can be a place where conversation happens naturally. The ‘Stuhlhockerbank‘ from a few posts back is a perfect example of how design can influence or even control a user’s experience.
David Lee’s ‘Continual Chair’ works in a similar way. The chair itself is made of 123 tubes set into a grid that can be pushed down to any height, affording the sitter the ability to create their own unique seating arrangement, one that invites other people in or excludes them. Once the tubes have all been pushed down the chair can flipped over and the process begins again.
designer: david lee