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  • 1- The Link By David Moskowitz and Ben Cohen

    2- This image shows all of the features we wanted to include in the link, however, as you can see, all of these features are separate.  In our chair, we combine each of these features in one cost efficient piece of furniture.

    3- Purpose- A cost efficient chair used to make the working experience more comfortable and convenient. Solution- The Link is a multipurpose chair, which includes an ottoman, a foldout desk, and a bookshelf. This chair is also made completely out of layered wood which contributes to its unique aesthetics and stability. 

    4- This image introduces the concept of transforming furniture, by using on piece of furniture for multiple purposes. We used this image because we found a lot of inspiration in this concept. 

    5- We chose this precedent because it expresses the sense of comfort that we wanted to incorporate in the Link. We wanted to create a chair that not only has multiple uses, but is comfortable to use.

    6- This precedent introduces the idea of books as part of a chair. We used this idea in our project when creating the bookshelf in the backrest. 

    8- This was our first iteration/idea of the chair we wanted to make. We chose use a layered design which, inspired by Ben and Anna’s “The Donut”.  This design also helped with one of our early ideas which was allowing the layers of the backrest to move back and forth individually.  This would have allowed us to make the chair somewhat formable to the back, which is what we had originally discussed for a project.

    9- This next sketch shows different ideas and design we had for the structure after coming to the conclusion that the design did not necessarily make the most sense. 

    7- We thought that having a circular design with books stored around the bottom would create a unique look creating the illusion that the books are holding up the rest of the structure.

    10- This iteration shows our new idea of making the cardboard pieces vertical than horizontal. We thought that if we made the pieces vertical it would make the structure stronger.  Due to absence of strength of the correlation in cardboard, cardboard lacks strength when pressure is applied to a horizontally laid piece.  However, when the pieces are vertically aligned, the pressure is applied to the outer layers of the cardboard, ignoring the correlation, so the cardboard has much more stability.

    11- This iteration introduces a new design, where we shrunk the width of the chair, due to the bulkiness of the previous iteration.  Unfortunately we decided not to use this design to criticism that we got.

    12- This is one of our last iterations which includes an ottoman that slides out from the bottom of the chair as well as a bookshelf in the back and a side out desk.

    13- This diagram displays the many uses of the chair through the use of the desk, the bookshelf, and the ottoman.

    14- This diagram shows the construction of the chair by showing all of its different layers, and the mechanism of the desk. 

    15- Final image showing chair first position.

    16- Final image showing the bookshelf on the back of the chair.

    17- Final image displays all the uses of the chair. 

  • A cost efficient cardboard chair used to make the reading experience more comfortable and convenient. This chair will add a unique design to a home as well as different conveniences an average chair would not provide.. 

    The Link is the future for innovative chairs. It allows the user different privileges a normal chair could not provide. Convenience, efficiency, and multipurpose are the three main purposes of the chair. This chair will not only able someone to read or work, but add simple accessablilties. The first purpose of the chair is having a collection of books closer to the user. Our design team incorporated this aspect by adding a book shelf on the back which seamlessly flows with the design. The second aspect of the Link was adding a desk which would slide out of the chair and cross over the users body making the chair a fantastic working space. Lastly our team added an ottoman to the bottom of the chair. This piece will slide out of the bottom and add a certain amount of comfort and please to your experience.  

    In all, this chair is a significant upgrade from normal furniture and will serve as a benchmark for other innovative ideas in the future.