Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Centipede chair design
Things I'd like to build one day volume 201522...
Although I'm not sure if I'll ever build this, I have had a design for a rather OTT chaise longue in my head for some years now.
Essentially an excuse to build a more interesting recliner than your average chaise longue.
The basic concept is a jointed segmented chair body, with firm padded segments hinged together with free rotation along one axis allowing up/down hinging.
This would then be dynamically held in position by some mechanism to apply a curling tension that tends to make the chair coil up if empty. When sat on, the weight of gravity on the sitter would counter-balance this to provide a slightly sprung effect.