Share is a stool chair, designed for single or young couples who are living in urban lifestyle. Most of the time, they live in condos and small houses, have very limited spaces and budget for their home furnishing. Share is a space saving chair, designed for their occasional home visitors, add more versatility and flexibility to their home environment.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Share is a stackable chair that can be used as single, double, or triple units. The individual chair can be stacked into one single unit or separated into 3 units, making it easy to store and rearrange for the different user needs. If the user purchases 2 sets of Share, the users can host up to 6 guests, or with 4 sets, they can host up to 12 people at a time in their limited home environment.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The individual chair can be stacked into one single unit or separated into 3 units, making it easier to store and move the chair.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project stared in February 2015 in West Lafayette, IN, and finished in September 2015.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Share is made out of all wooden materials with few fasteners. It is a traditional wooden stool with interlocking features to minimize it's volume when they are stacked on top of each other.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The chair is 440 mm wide, 440 mm deep, and 700 mm tall.
Chair, Stack, Share, Storage, interlocking
User research was conducted to understand how people use and store their current furniture for different activities in urban environment to understand some of the current challenges. Also, collected data on current market solutions and difference in product types , looking for an opportunity area in the market.
There are many different types of folding and stack-able chairs in the market, but most of them are using a same mechanism. So, the goal was to come up with an unique mechanism that is intuitive to use. Many prototypes were made to prove mechanism and evaluate the concept.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Tong Jin(TJ) Kim