Chair – Legs and IKEA

Yesterday I went to the mother of chairs and found so many design approaches that I got overwhelmed by it. It’s about purpose, function and creativity, ahh and some color.

Real examples of my previous figure were there! That was expected! I know….

4 Straight Leg Chair Design
4 Straight Leg Chair Design

Since I am a visual person I will show it any way… If you look closely 4 legs the central seat but pay attention to how the legs connect to the seat. This is the primary detail that holds everything together. Although materials change from metal to plastic, shaft diameter changes also but also important is how we consider this connection and how we simplify it. And which one will I study? It looks easier compared to the spider but not similar to the small table I shoed before.

Side Legs Chair
Side Legs Chair

Heres another shape.

Cross Legs Chair
Cross Legs Chair

Another design approach that has the advantage of folding.

I Leg Chair
I Leg Chair

Here the typical IKEA office chair. This chair can have different height levels.

The purpose of this post was to show there are many designs available and all of them try to solve a particular problem. There is no such thing as bad in any of the designs, maybe more a question of taste and function.