WHAT: An adjustable hybrid chair to be used for working and life at home
WHY: A growing trend in working from home makes needs for new solutions ergonomically adapted for work with an expression suitable for the home environment.
MENTORS: Anders Eriksson (HIG) & Charlotte Von Der Lancken (CVDLAB)
ASSIGNMENT: Degree project candidate
DESIGNER: Jacob Thunberg
The chair can be adjusted in three joints with a few well-selected fixed dimensions. To solve an adjustment function while maintaining the aesthetics of the kitchen chair, it has fasteners in the form of magnets in the seat and back. It allows for an adjustment of both seat and back to suit the specific user. Height adjustment is also made using magnets inside sleeves that are attached to the underside of the seat leg and adjust the height of the chair. The magnets are designed to hold the sleeves in place on the seat leg. All adjustments are in fixed positions to make use easier for the user where the adjustments are quick to achieve. The result is a prototype of a chair that can act as a hybrid between kitchen chair and work chair.
RESEARCH & INTERVIEWS
An investigative phase consisting of both a literature study as well as interviews laid the foundation of which this work stands. Information of fundamental value was added to the problem formulation.
Magnet inlayed tracks for adjustment. Storage for the height adjustment sleeves.
The oak back adjusts the backrest and the angle of the lumbar curve.
Milled tracks in solid oak and powdercoated metal. A tactile experience and easy to adjust.
The base and structure for seat and back are made in solid metal which makes it light and durable.
A slender profile with a feel like the seat and back are afloat. Extremely steady on three legs.
The seat has two adjustment positions adapting the seat after the length of the users legs.