I wasn’t impressed when I first saw this chair, but when I knew that it shatters into a whole family of chairs , I found it brilliant!
“ Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2" wide to 1/8" wide.The mechanism works so that the pegs fit into the grooves of the chair one size bigger and slides into place so that the horizontal edge between the chair seat and back line up. The simple mechanism allows the chairs to be taken apart and put together with ease."
Vivian Chiu is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in the Furniture Design department. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hong Kong, Vivian was constantly surrounded by a busy urban landscape and learned to appreciate simple forms and organic materials. An individual that likes to push herself mentally and physically, she believes in the value of hard work, a philosophy that drives many of her designs. Much of her work is a mixture of sculptural and functional, and shows her interest in the materiality of wood. Her work aims to satisfy her passion for repetitive woodworking and visual flow. She draws inspiration from artists such as Martin Puryear, Anish Kapoor, Tom Friedman and Richard Sweeney. At any given time of the week, you can probably find her working on a project in the woodshop.