– a new kind of folding chair
The idea for the 1-2 Chair began with a doodle of a classic folding chair with a coat hanger attached to the back; the idea that people who live in small spaces could use additional seating that easily stowed away in existing storage areas like clothes closets.
The result is a novel folding structure that allows for super-flat storage (and shipping), but using soft materials that suit a living room context. Unlike other collapsible furniture, the 1-2 Chair becomes structural with only two intuitive steps - no hardware, no instructions, no mystery.
Prototyping - with a variety of materials and at a variety of scales - was the key part of the process. I alternated between structural tests and color/material experiments, ultimately working toward removing as much material as possible and simplifying the manufacturing (and assembly) process.