Owl Chair

Japan is a country with limited access to land for development and natural resources and has developed a rich culture in the past years through the inheritance of a system which nurtures creativity. Furoshiki is the act of covering all forms of object by wrapping them with one piece of clot and Origami is the act of creating different shapes by folding a sheet of paper. These examples of the Japanese tradition show that Japan can excel even when placed under very restrained circumstances.

With such cultural background in mind, we designed Owl Chair to become a furniture that will help nurture children's creativity which is the hope of our future.

We believe that for our children to continue imagining the future, something needed to be designed for them. Experiments in which a body with a difficult-to-imagine shape like that of a chair is formed out of a plane body will certainly stimulate the creativity of children. Owl chair can be assembled without any tools or additional parts, children are able to build this chair with their own hands. This chair is made from a single piece of EVA lumber,similar to creating origami with one piece of paper,

A child’s creativity is stimulated through creating a chair from a flat planar shape. Because it can be returned to a planar shape easily, it can be stored

even in small space. It also can save energy and cost at the time of shipment.

The material EVA that is used to build this chair is lightweight and holds a rich flexibility, superior durability, and various color variations. If the material accidentally enters into a mouth by any chance, it will be still safe so it is a good material for children. In addition, with consideration of the material for high recyclability, no dioxin generation, and environmentally friendly, the material is suitable for children who play an important role in the future.We certainly wish that children can foster their flexible imagination and build a rich and enjoyable life with this Owl Chair.

 

 

日本は限られた国土と資源の中で創造性を育み、工夫を重ねる事によって豊かな文化を形成してきました。

風呂敷は一枚の布であらゆる形のものを包み、折り紙は一枚の紙から様々な形を作り上げます。

それらはまさに限られた条件の中で最大限の成果を生み出してきた日本文化の象徴です。

そのような文化的背景を意識しながら、未来の希望とも言える子どもたちの創造性を育む家具としてOwl Chairをデザインしました。

Owl Chairは、工具や他のパーツを用いる事なく、子供たちが自らの手で組み立てることができる軽くて安全な椅子です。

まるで折り紙を折るようにして、一枚の板から椅子ができあがります。

平面の状態からは想像しがたい形の椅子を自らの手で組み立てるという体験が、子供の創造性を刺激します。

また、容易に元の状態に戻す事ができるため、省スペースでの収納が可能であり、配送時にはエネルギーとコストをセーブします。

この椅子の素材(EVA)は軽量で柔軟性に富み、耐久性に優れ、カラーバリエーションも豊富です。

また万が一、口に入っても安全です。リサイクル性が高く、燃やしてもダイオキシンが発生することはありません。

環境に優しい素材という点においても将来を担う子どもたちに相応しい素材です。

子どもたちにはこのOwl Chairで柔軟な発想や創造力を育み、豊かで楽しい人生を築いてほしいと願っています。



Materials :

EVA

 

Dimensions :

W445 × H400 × D400

(W980 × H580 × D30)

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