To design a chair is a similar task to the design of a building. A chair is the smallest functional space for people to sit. A deep understanding of the shape of the body is extremely important to design a good chair. The original concept of this chair is an ancient Chinese character of the word “sit” because Chinese are hieroglyph words so that the word “sit” is actually a small drawing of a person sitting. The curvature of the chair is generated from the word. When people are sitting, their backs should never be straight - so, determining the best curve to support a human back and spine comfortably is another goal for this project. Through many iterations of mockups and failures, a solution resulted. The finished chair is not only beautiful in its aesthetic qualities, but it is also a perfect companion to the human body.
I use a lamination technique to define the curvature of the chair. Lamination is manufacturing a material in multiples so that the composite material achieves improved strength and stability. And the curvature itself adds strength to the material too. The leg of the chair is only one inch thick but is strong enough to hold a person’s weight.