4 leg chair the chalenge

Continuing my divagation through chair design and analysing the previous chair/seat post.

4 Led Table Front view
4 Led Table Front view

The purpose of this design is to serve as a support for objects. All 4 legs are tilted in a square fashion pattern at the bottom and are closer to each other near the table surface.

Tilted table
Tilted table

It’s not my intention to replicate the design of the table completely so my first simplification is the junction of the legs to the table.

4 Led Table Bottom view
4 Led Table Bottom view

Every design has it’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s purpose and function. This design is particularly sensitive to edge force since leg is supporting the table center. For a table this size the table will work comfortably with the objects we place on top, however as a seat considering an average weight of 80Kg.

So here starts the challenge:

  • Withstand 80 Kg to 120Kg
  • Use a clean, light design

Everyone probably already has an idea and the first one that comes up my mind is a straight leg chair (the simplest form of this design).

So why do we bother inventing new ideas??? The answer is that not all people are made equal. Some like simple chairs, others like edge design chairs, some others are in between and the rest probably don’t care.

Looking for over the edge designs, challenge our notion of possible or not possible. And maybe let us feel in some way better either for simplicity or because of blending in room design…