The Lamppost Chair is a multi-functional reading chair designed for small spaces with an industrial modern, DIY aesthetic.
Shelf screwed into bottom tabs
Shelf screwed into bottom tabs
3D printed connectors for backrest attachment
3D printed connectors for backrest attachment
Pull string light also rotates
Pull string light also rotates
Machined notch for lamp wire
Machined notch for lamp wire
Bookshelf below makes it the perfect reading chair
Bookshelf below makes it the perfect reading chair
Light rotates for accessibility
Light rotates for accessibility
Instruction Manual
The lamppost chair can be taken apart and reassembled for flexible, easy transportation, and set up in small spaces. Parts come pre-made and only a screw driver is needed to for assembly. The user also has the option to assemble the chair with or without the lamppost. 
PROCESS
Target User & Setting
With space increasingly becoming a valuable commodity, I was interested in designing for small spaces. Tiny house and tiny living has also become trendy lately, with companies like Getaway renting out small one room cabins for young adventurers to retreat out in the middle of the wilderness. My target setting is a tiny cabin resort for active, outgoing and on-the-go millennials who want easy, modern, and functional furniture.
Moodboard
Form was inspired by other multi-functional furniture, modern industrial aesthetic, utilitarian function, and DIY design.  Materials and finishes stay true and raw, connections are exposed, construction is clear and honest, and nothing is hidden.
Concept Development - Sketching and Modeling
Brainstorming designs were done by hand with marker on paper. Through discussion and iteration designs were refined until a final design was chosen. The design was finalized and modeled in Rhinoceros3D. Dimensions were extracted and used for templates for fabrication.
Brainstorming sketches with multi-functionality as a theme
Brainstorming sketches with multi-functionality as a theme
Refined concept sketches
Refined concept sketches
Modeling in Rhino
Modeling in Rhino
Rhino pre-render
Rhino pre-render
Fabrication
The final design makes use of vertical space. The frame is made from cold rolled steel tubing finished with black textured spray paint and the shelf, seat and back rest is made from plywood finished with poly-acrylic for durability. Natural woven fabric, dark finishes for fasteners and an Edison light bulb come together to complete the industrial/DIY aesthetic. 
Steel tubing was bent with tube roller
Steel tubing was bent with tube roller
Welded with jigs in place
Welded with jigs in place
Notches were machined for a perfect fit
Notches were machined for a perfect fit
Tabs were welded on for shelf attachment
Tabs were welded on for shelf attachment
Steel frame ready to weld!
Steel frame ready to weld!
Backrest was vacuum formed with bending ply
Backrest was vacuum formed with bending ply
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