My exchange semester in Bangkok gave me a great opportunity to learn about woodwork and handicraft.
I took a class together with local furniture-only students and was given the task to develop a folding chair. So far this project was the first of its kind for me.
In the beginning I experimented with different mechanisms and built a lot of smaller size prototypes from materials I found to get a better understanding of the three-dimensional space. Finally, I developed a concept for a chair that folds to a very small thickness but is still stable and comfortable when folded out.
Although the chair was originally planned to be made from a stronger and thinner material, like metal, I built the final prototype from teak wood due to better availability and condition in the school’s workshop.