February 8, 2016

Electron Chair by LOCK on Kickstarter

For those of you who don`t know. Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York which has built a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity.
The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects.

Today i`ll show you one not typical chair, that  combines art design, ergonomics, innovative engineering and puzzle structure. This chair is called Electron chair designed by LOCK furniture.

The first prototype of the chair with orange textile, published two years ago on the net, was very well accepted by the public. This made the designer to upgrade further the idea of the chair. After creating several different prototypes he reached a better assembly, a more clear vision and innovative back that easily transform a stool into a chair. 

The chair also comes in more compact flat-pack. Each part of the chair is made of one sheet 18mm beech plywood cut precisely by a CNC router. The joints of the chair are unique and provide strength and space reduction. They allow extremely user-friendly assembly and hold the elements of the chair strongly and in a natural way. All the elements are assembled on the puzzle principle without the use of screws, nails, etc. All the wooden parts of the chair are finished with Teak oil. The standard chair is offered with black, UV protected, coated textile. 

The designer has developed a special set of accessories. Peanut trays, tea-light holders and coat hangers are cut together with the chair, from the waste material, while forming the openings in the wooden elements. This results in a zero waste production of the chair. 

Designer Konstantin Achkov is a sculptor who worked for many years with complex structures like “tensegrity”. This is the one of the reasons that Electron chair presents a mixture of art and innovative engineering.

You can get your Electron chair from here.