Cardboard Full Scale
Client B.Arch, Employer RISD
Fully functional lounge chair made of modular pieces.
My take on the classic design project, a cardboard chair, is one that utilizes modules that can be rearranged into multiple configurations.
The main structure is composed of a section of an icosahedron. There is no glue or any other type of fastener; the structure is held together from strategic slotting of the components and the friction between them. It is capable of holding upwards of three-hundred pounds, and is actually very comfortable.
Each piece of the chair is formed from identically cut and creased pieces of single-ply cardboard; whether that component becomes a support, connector, or cushion depends on how you fold or combine the pieces.
This project was featured on the popular design blog, The Mag, as well as on RISD's curated portfolio page.