July 25, 2011

Elda Chair by Scoope Design

Italian designers Elda Bellone and Davide Carbone have created 'elda chair', the first collaborative projectfor their new studio Scoope design. with a hinged construction, this object provides the versatile functionof a chair, stepladder or storage unit, con figuring itself to the needs of the surrounding space. A magnetic locking system holds the design in its desired position.'elda' is manufactured with sustainable materials, from its wooden structure to the water-based paint fi nish.a 100% wool felt hood, available in two colors, acts as an exchangeable accessory that also preventsscratches when it is turned into its ladder mode.This notion of transforming chairs, taking the seat and designing it to become an alternative piece of furniture is not new.The concept of the chair becoming a step ladder was conceived as early as the 18th century.For specific historical examples, see designboom's article on the 'library chair / step chair' here.