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Post from Open Innovation Fall 2017

Open Innovation Fall 2017 | Projects | Sky Chair | Portfolio

  • Finding a comfortable seat at NuVu in the morning is a rarity: the three seats on the couch fill up quickly, prompting students to sit on the ground or on step stools. As students begin work on their projects, additional floor space is often necessary. Space and seating are both limited commodities, but there remains one massive unused space: the 20-foot-high ceiling. The Sky Chair provides comfortable seating without interfering with studio work space. The teardrop-shaped canvas pouch, suspended and reinforced by a sturdy wood-and-rope skeleton, balances comfort and support. By means of a pulley system attached to the ceiling, the chair can easily be lowered for seating and raised for storage. Numerous safety features protect the user such as a net supporting the pouch after grommets were found to be unable to fully support the canvas pouch.