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casa

2019

The design of Casa chair encourages both focus and stress relief. By having the seat titled 5 degree towards the back, the seat angle 105 degree, and the back support made with bending plywood, the chair allows flexibility when users lean on it. I imagine the chair to live in a studio space, therefore I do not want to use upholstery since people tend to work and eat a lot in the seat, and often spill paint or food on the chair; it would be hard to clean the fabric and the foam in it if the material isn’t waterproof. Also, in order to adapt small working areas, Casa would have to allow the user to easily bend down to pick up things on the floor without any barrier. Through my design process, I chose to make the back piece shorter so that it doesn’t come to the front as much and as a result provides users convenience and mobility when sitting in the chair. The seat itself is made with five layers of bending plywood to form the shape that embrace the user’s body, while the curve on the seat creates support on the thighs when sitting leg-crossed. Maple finish allows the subtle color to blend in space of any style without taking away too much attention.