Flat-Pack Chair

Begun in association with the course Inquiries into Design and Computation at MIT, the Flat-Pack Chair was continued as an independent design project with Dimitris Papanikolau and Magdalena Pantazi. The chair takes its form and structural integrity from the properties of the hyperbolic parabola.

The ribs of the chair are CNC-milled directly from AutoCAD profiles that are derived from a Rhino surface model. Every element of the chair is assembled and held in place by precise friction-fit joints. Due to the fact that none of the ribs intersect in a perpendicular manner, when fully assembled the chair becomes even more stable when loaded – when it is sat upon.

Design, modeling and rendering of the chair by Dimitris Papanikolaou.

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