A multi-functional reading chair for small spaces with an industrial modern, DIY aesthetic.
How can I design easy, comfortable furniture for tiny spaces?
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 such as Getaway renting out small one room cabins for young adventurers to retreat out in the middle of the wilderness. Tiny spaces present an interesting design challenge to optimize space and function while still keeping comfort and ease.
By leveraging all the possible space there is.
The lamppost chair takes advantage of vertical space, something that is often overlooked. Often multifunctional furniture appears complex, complicated and ugly, but this chair keeps things as simple and direct as possible—bookshelf, chair and lamp. The chair is also designed to 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.
Concept development began by finding inspiration and brainstorm sketching 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.
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.
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