Drawer, Chair & Desk Combo
I found inspiration in the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design mixed with Pittamiglio´s castle logic.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The extraction of the chair from the main furniture and the way it helps to save space is the main subject here. The chair is only perceptible when extracted from the main body. The furniture itself is a full mini easy-transportable office which can be moved easily from one end of a home to the other with ease.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The way in which this unit operates is very simple, however unexpected. The chair is subtle and ingeniously intertwined with the main body of the cabinet. When the chair is filed, it becomes part of the furniture, giving the appearance of two more drawers. Only when the extract, we see the empty spaces of the main cabinet used to house the chair. The chair is kept perfectly millimeter, using every last breath of air. The only hollow part of the cabinet where the chair does not take place, is between the ceiling and the top drawers. This compartment is for storing laptops, magazines, books, etc.. In the meantime, cabinet consists of a folding table, which we use when we need to work, read, eat, etc.. Several felts are hidden in key parts of furniture in order to avoid scratching the wood each time we extract and store the chair. In short, this is a compact unit, which is transformed into a full desktop in a blink of an eye.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August 2011 in Montevideo and finished in October 2011 en Montevideo.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Eucaliptus Finger Joint.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 510 mm x Depth 470 mm x Height 89 (Table closed)
Width 1215 mm x Depth 470 x Height 89 (Table opened)
Space, surprise, susteinability, wit.
The reason i picked Eucaliptus finger joint as the material for this project is due to its positive attributes, such as, sustainability, positive green impact, strength, toughness, stability and appearance. Since we are dealing with a very precise piece of furniture where the gaps between the chair and the main body of the furniture are milimetrical, i needed the toughest, most stable and attractive piece of wood i could think of. And due to a massive eucaliptus finger joint production here in Uruguay in the last years, i took advantage of it.
The real challenge in this project as in my previous Ludovico one, was elaborating a unique, original, fresh and above all, simple solution for space saving unlike anything out there. After many many geometrical drawings and sketches i suddenly drew a typical chair paradigm and then, with no apparent reason, drew a box surrounding it. Then, what is now so obvious and simple, came to me as a revelation. Instead of noticing the chair within the box, i saw the air taking place in that same box and started to fill that air with matter, and the rest followed. I must admitt i had no social perspective, nor profound ideal behind this project, rather than just creating a new solution for space saving to make life easier.
The technology itself to produce this furniture wasn´t really a challenge, since all pieces are mostly horizontally and vertically cut.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Claudio Sibille, 2011.