The Attachment Chair

furniture design  // winter 2015

Project Overview

​The concept of the studio was to take a borrowed object and take inspiration either from the form or the function and translate it into a piece of furniture.

 

Design Goals: 

Create a dining chair that can be individualized based off the needs of the user. It could be a single chair or designed as a set. The goal of the design for the structure of the chair is to be simple and clean. The attachment for the chair is to be designed as a statement piece but also be clean and simple in design. 

 

When thinking about the idea of how things connect and how to relate this to a new piece of furniture, my first idea was about things snapping on the back to create different heights. After this idea most of the sketches were trying to explore the form of the structure of the chair.

Borrowed Object: Glass Vases

I pulled inspiration from the glass vases based on how they fit together. They fit together seamlessly because they were made for each other and this is what I want to accomplish with the design of my chair. This is reflected in the back attachment that increases the back height of the chair. 

Cardboard mock up
Cardboard mock up

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Wood Pieces
Wood Pieces

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Midterm w/ mock up of attachment
Midterm w/ mock up of attachment

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Cardboard mock up
Cardboard mock up

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redesign 2
redesign 2

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redesign 2
redesign 2

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CHAIR BLUE FRONT
CHAIR BLUE FRONT

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chair side
chair side

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CHAIR bg
CHAIR bg

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CHAIR BLUE FRONT
CHAIR BLUE FRONT

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Mactonic

working drawings  // spring 2015

Project Overview

This project is my final comprehensive project and is currently in progress. It will be completed June 2016. Here will be documentation of the progression of the project from start to finish.

 

Grays Harbor Safe Haven is an interim housing complex for children in foster care. The main goal of the project is to provide a safe, welcoming, home-like environment for children who have been removed from their homes, while they wait for appropriate placement. The site is located in Aberdeen, Washington, in one of the oldest and the tallest building in Aberdeen, the Becker Building. The program is broken down into 4 categories: housing, living, therapy, and support. Within each category is various programmatic elements that create the overall environment. 

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