Stuff that turns into other stuff holds a special place in my heart, but flatpack runs a close second. Aside from the practicality of shipping and distribution, the thought of “breaking camp” has a certain modern day Romany charm to it.
Led by the idea of flat packaging and easy assemblage, the single elements of this chair are planar and designed to be slotted into each other, without the necessity of any glue or screws. To maintain their position, all joints are defined as an interlocking system, which, once it is fully assembled, cannot be dissembled again.
The formal design concept of this chair is based on the natural form of a skeleton: a central backbone element defines the overall shape of the chair and branches out into a set of ribs forming the seat. The legs are designed to provide a stable position with their shape reflecting the natural load distribution and are therefore reduced to trusses with tension and compression members.