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Planar Chair

Planar Chair front view

Planar Chair back view

Planar Chairs at The Armory Show, 2013 | Photo: Andy Ryan

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An experiment was made to reduce a chair to the fewest planes according to their geometry, function and use. While the planes are expressed as simple rectangles, their orientation in space registers the non-Cartesian angles of the human body at rest. The planes intersect equally, so that no plane dominates the others. This intersection of planes, isolated from their infinite projections, illustrates the geometric event.

The Planar Chair is fabricated in plywood using advanced digital tools. Deceptively simple, each chair locks together without glue or fasteners, like a wooden puzzle.