Plover Multi Purpose Chair by Eric Tong and a Group of THEi Students

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Plover

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Multi Purpose Chair

INSPIRATION:
Free like a Bird With the ability to roam the earth and soar up into the sky, birds are natural symbols of freedom. Capturing this free spirit of the birds as well as the duality of their solitary and social nature, Plover is a collection of chairs co-created by architect Eric Tong and a group of THEi product design students, either used individually or collectively for brainstorming, seminars and co-creation. The Plover chairs may appear delicate, but they got everything one needs.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Plover is a multi-purpose chair that allow various sitting postures to meet different work cultures and environments: 1. conventional front-facing seating concept; 2. horse-riding back-to-front seating concept with small tablet as wrist-support for texting with mobile phones; 3. Side seating concept with small tablet as armrest on the side; 4. High-level seating concept with user on tablet as stool with footrest 5. Two-tier seating concept with users sitting on seat and tablet levels The characteristic feature of the Plover Chair is the integrated tablet which offers a small work surface... 1. for users at the following row in conventional classroom setting 2. for users grouping around in horse-riding casual sitting posture in group discussion or collaborative workshops.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was first launch in 2019 at China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou), March 2019.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
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SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
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TAGS:
Plover, Multi-purpose, Millennials, freedom of different sitting postures

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
The characteristic feature of the Plover Chair is the integrated tablet which offers a small work surface, For users at the following row in conventional classroom setting For users grouping around in horse-riding casual sitting posture in group discussion or collaborative workshops.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-25 14:56:46

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Eric Tong & a group of THEi Students

IMAGE CREDITS:
Eric Tong and a Group of THEi Students, 2019.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Zitting n Seating (ZNS)

PROFILE:
The name "Zitting n Seating" (ZNS) embodies the verb and noun of "sitting" which is a combination of the dynamic and static nature of living. The brand focuses on developing contemporary seating solutions that support people at work in the 21st century. Our Mission - to be an innovator and leader in building an inspiring work culture and seating solutions that appeal to the Millennial generation.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Plover Multi Purpose Chair by Eric Tong and a Group of Thei Students is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Plover Multi Purpose Chair by Eric Tong and a Group of Thei Students is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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