Negative Arm chair by Azadeh Shariati & Babak Shariati

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Negative

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Arm chair

INSPIRATION:
A chair being an element in architectural spaces was our main vision for this design. Wanting to minimize the negative visual impacts but enhancing the functionality we came up with the question: How can a furniture exists and not exists at the same time? Hence the idea to use only the negative space of a chair alongside the use of a transparent material.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Negative chair is not a rigid object in space. The chair is built by using the negative space of a regular chair. Our choice of fabric in this design (spandex), not only is transparent but at the same time it supports the force of gravity and disperses this force onto the structure. Ergonomic design, simple and organic form, the light material and transparency enhances the consistency of the space and showcases the process of sitting of the user and creating a new form. There is no chair!

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Ergonomic design, simple and organic form, the light material and transparency enhances the consistency of the space and showcases the sitting process of the user, and depending of the body type and height, it creates a new form, and allows a more comfortable sitting experience.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in March 2014 in Tehran an finished in August 2015 in Tehran, and was exhibited in OBJET / 01 / EXHIBITION / CHAIR DESIGN SHOW in Gallery NO 1, Niavaran Cultural Center in September 2015 in Tehran.

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The 4 way stretch mesh fabric is cut into 4 double layer pieces and sewn together. Two frames of 700 x 700 mm is built. The fabric is glued to both our frames. The main structure is made of two 700 x 700 mm squared frames connected together with 3 horizontal braces soldered on the bottom and in the back. A 25 x 4 mm iron is used to create a belt to cover both sides of the structure for embedment of the frames. The two frames with fabrics are then fitted on each side of the structure.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
760 mm x 710 mm x 710 mm

TAGS:
Nude, Transparent, Ergonomic, Comfortable, Continuity, Chair, Arm Chair, Negative Space, Minimal, Modern, Hidden, Breathable

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Our first research was regarding the process of impact and change of furniture in architectural spaces. Next step, the use of negative spaces in fine art was evaluated. At last the ergonomic and anthropometric of human body and the shearing behavior of different fabrics was researched in order to reach our design goals.

CHALLENGE:
The most important challenge was to find a sewing pattern and most importantly finding a mathematical relation between dimensions of the pattern and the physical properties of the fabric. To find such a fabric in Iran specially with the embargo was a very difficult task.

ADDED DATE:
2015-09-28 22:40:11

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Azadeh Shariati Behbahani and Babak Shariati Behbahani

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1 :Photographer Babak Shariati, Perspective, 2015.
Image #2: Photographer Babak Shariati, Perspective, 2015.
Image #3: Photographer Babak Shariati, Front View, 2015.
Image #4: Photographer Babak Shariati, Left View, 2015.
Image #5: Photographer Babak Shariati, Left View, 2015.
Image #6: Photographer Babak Shariati, Front View, 2015.
Image #7: Photographer Babak Shariati, Front View, 2015.
Image #8: Photographer Babak Shariati, Left View, 2015.
Image #9: Photographer Babak Shariati, Left View, 2015.
Image #10: Photographer Babak Shariati, Sitting , 2015.
Image #11: Photographer Babak Shariati, Left View, 2015.
Image #12: Photographer Babak Shariati, Detail, 2015.
Image #13: Photographer Babak Shariati, Detail, 2015.
Image #14: Photographer Babak Shariati, Perspective, 2015.
Image #15: Illustrator Babak Shariati, Diagram, 2014.
Image #16: Illustrator Babak Shariati, 3D Modelling, 2014.


PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Iran pending patent Filling Number: 139450140002004773 Filling Date: August 30, 2015

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Azadeh and Babak Shariati Behbahani

PROFILE:
The term innovative best describes the work of Azadeh and Babak Shariati, sister and brother architects. After obtaining their masters degree in professional architecture and landscape design, each obtained valuable experience working in their respective fields of study and decided to join forces and establish Alphabet Architects in 2011, now a well established architectural firm in Iran winning two national architectural prizes. Besides their carrier in architecture, the Duo has been professionally working in other field of arts such as painting and fashion design. Azadeh and Babak success is mainly due to their view and vision in their designs, replacing ordinary element of a structure with showcasing personal and social behaviors by new aesthetic components.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Negative Arm Chair by Azadeh Shariati & Babak Shariati is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Negative Arm Chair by Azadeh Shariati & Babak Shariati is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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