Thursday, April 10, 2008

Grain "Youth Chair" selected for Design Within Reach competition

Youth Chair # 3
By: James Minola for Grain.
Materials: scrap wood, steel clamps

Playful and sustainable, Youth Chair # 3 creates an environment for the discussion of green principles. Made entirely from unaltered scrap wood held by clamps, Youth Chair # 3 opens a dialog on larger concepts such as materiality and waste.

As an interactive piece of furniture, families can add their own found materials to change the form again and again. This relationship allows the chair to grow with the child as it continues to be a source of creativity, learning, and re-use.

The clamps serve as the chair’s legs and as a fun way to construct (and re-construct) the chair without the use of fasteners or other tools.

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