Offi is pleased to introduce the patented Puzzle Chair designed by New York architect David Jones. Contains four parts that can be re-assembled many times. Available in primary colors and educational shapes. Made of safety tested plastic in the USA.
Blow-molded UVA protected. HDPE 2 plastic – ultra safe for kids. Made in the USA.
20w x 18d x 21h. Seat is 10.5.
Ikea may be extolling the virtues of its flatpack boxes for its annual sale, but designer Konstantin Achkov has taken the flatpack to another level with his “Puzzles for Living.” A recent exhibition at Gallery Credo Bonum in Sofia, Bulgaria displayed a series of 18 mm beech plywood templates for chairs that can be assembled like three-dimensional puzzles.
Led by the idea of flat packaging and easy assemblage, the single elements of this chair are planar and designed to be slotted into each other, without the necessity of any glue or screws. To maintain their position, all joints are defined as an interlocking system, which, once it is fully assembled, cannot be dissembled again. The formal design concept of this chair is based on the natural form of a skeleton: a central backbone element defines the overall shape of the chair and branches out into a set of ribs forming the seat. The legs are designed to provide a stable position with their shape reflecting the natural load distribution and are therefore reduced to trusses with tension and compression members.