y.O2 ZmartChair Convertible Chair by Rick Yestadt

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
y.O2 ZmartChair

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Convertible Chair

INSPIRATION:
The convertible chair design, y.O, started with inspiration from early 20th century furniture designs and working early in my career in the office of Marcel Breuer, the last practicing master from the Bauhaus. The Wassily Chair and Corbusier’s Sling chair were inspiring examples of good design. This experience along with living in small urban living spaces in New York City, emerging global urbanization and a desire to contribute in new ways to manage resources combined to inspire this design.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Chair has the unique ability to convert from a reclining position to an upright dining position in one motion without latches or hardware using only proportion, geometry and gravity while remaining in one piece as one object using interchangeable snap-in cushion pads. The thru-slots allow color to show through to the back of the chair as well as the front in both positions, are easily removable to clean or change color and are made from recyclable, TPE material.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Chair has the unique ability to convert from a reclining position to an upright dining position in one motion without latches or hardware using only proportion, geometry and gravity while remaining in one piece as one object. The Cushion uses the structure of the chair to provide secure & easily removable cushion pads in various colors for design coordination and cleaing.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Schematic Design Initiation -December 2011 US Patent granted - October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014 Debut - 2015 ICFF with the support of Richlite/ecosupply. Cushion Design - June 2016

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
-

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
DINING POSITION: Width 558mm x Depth 558mm x Height 914mm, Weight 9.2 kg LOUNGE POSITION: Width 558mm x Depth 571.5mm x Height 698.5mm, Weight 9.2 kg DINING CUSHION: 406mm x 381mm x 12mm: LOUNGE CUSHION: 406mm x 457mm x 12mm

TAGS:
ZmartChair, convertible, dynamic furniture, convertible chair, lounge chair, dining chair

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
RESEARCH ABSTRACT: All dimensions and ergonomic data from Human Scale 1 2 3 by Neils Diffrient, Alvin Tilley & Joan Bardagly

CHALLENGE:
CHALLENGE: CHAIR: First, the seat dimensions have to respond to both the dining position and the lounge position upon rotation. Secondly, locating the pivot point in the support piece affects both the dinning seat height and the lounge seat height from the floor in different proportionality. Thirdly, only and unless the position of the seat pivot point is high enough relative to the occupant’s hips does balance and stability occur. And lastly, there is the aesthetic challenge. The chair must look normal in both positions not odd, quirky, unbalanced or unattractive. CUSHION : The challenge in creating a cushion for the y.O2 ZmartChair was to find the right material and attachment method that would complement the clean subtractive design of the chair structure. Various prototypes in various material were tested. In the end the strips cut into the seat back and bottom for saving weight and to provide flexibility also provided the opportunity to be able to easily insert different cushion pads of different colors.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-27 22:20:41

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Kevin Mcdevitt, Photographer
Anthony Iolascan, Animation

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
US 8,870,277 B2

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.yestadtarchitecture.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
YESTADT ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

PROFILE:
Yestadt Architecture + Design has experience in various building types including residential, educational, medical, commercial and country clubs. Our firm combines over 30 years of design and building experience in Westchester, New York , Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. This includes large and small project experience in Manhattan and Westchester County many with award winning designs. Our services begin with the inception of an idea and include early strategic planning, site selection, design alternatives and value analysis that continue thru construction documents and site visits. Our responsive team is proud of the long-term client relationships we have built by maintaining involvement in every aspect of each project while creating environments that reflect the client's needs and visions.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Y.o2 Zmartchair Convertible Chair by Rick Yestadt is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Y.o2 Zmartchair Convertible Chair by Rick Yestadt is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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