PROTOTYPE BCM.01

PROTOTYPE FOR A LOUNGE CHAIR

MENTORED BY PROF. AA DIPL. K. BLUMFELD-HANADA

teamwork with Philipp Brodt and Sebastian Czichon

 

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It all starts with a steel frame. For a project on a smaller scale, moving from building to furniture, a prototype for a lounge chair was designed. Starting out with a sculptural, geometrical shape and construction in mind, a set frame was developed that enables an interchangable lying surface to be applied.

A set of four rectangles make up the "back-bone" of the chair. Each element is as long as needed, corresponding to the surfaces they are inter-connected with and ultimately resulting in the appropriate length of each of the three lying-surfaces. An area is generated that allows ultimate comfort while using the chair due to the system of steel frames that omit crossbars throughout the entire supporting surface. There will be no hard steel element at any of the high or low points where the body is suspended. The lounge chair can be used in an upright position as well as a comfortable, almost horizontal lying position.

As far as a secondary material goes, the imagination is the limit. At time of production, we found ourselves in Münster, a city known for it´s many bycicles. Therfore, we saw it fit to use old, un-usable rubber-tires and up-cycle them for our purposes. This material generated an even, slightly dynamic and elastic surface without the need of any other material to secure it.

Only steel and rubber tires - suprisingly extremely comfortable!

[PHOTOGRAPHY OF PROTOTYPE] second position - horizontal axis
[PHOTOGRAPHY OF PROTOTYPE] work in progess - (to be continued)