Skinny Chair

Objective: Design and build an interesting chair

Response: This chair is meant to represent a collection of contradictory notions. It is an extremely thin chair, but through a carefully crafted and a deceptively rigid construction, it is actually remarkably sturdy. The white oak highlights the body's interaction with the chair while also referencing traditional woodworking techniques through it articulation. Being a reductive exercise, the skinny chair demonstrates the rigour in both design and construction that true minimalisim requires

Completed: May 2016

Course: The Chair at the Yale School of Architecture

Critic: Timothy Newton