Armrest for high-density seating
The inspiration came while sitting in a lecture hall full of people- a sudden realization there is a better way to use space more efficiently so that no one needs to fight for an armrest.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Paperclip Armrest is a dual-level armrest that allows neighboring occupants to use the same armrest at the same time without touching each other. This is useful in eliminating the frustration that occupants in tight seating arrangements face, such as in the theatre or in the economy class cabin. The Paperclip Armrest is a simple and elegant solution to an age-old problem.
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PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Paperclip Armrest is a design concept that can appear in different shapes and forms, and using different types of materials as long as they are strong enough to support the arms.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The suggested dimension of the Paperclip Armrest is:
Lower level: 180mm high from seat pan
Upper level: 260mm high from seat pan
Gap between upper level & backrest: 200mm
armrest, seating, seats, chairs, cinema, aircraft cabin, train, airplane, lecture hall, theatre, economy class
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
James Lee, 2011.