I created the idea for this chair as an entry into a furniture design contest at my school--The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division. The idea is to create an original furniture piece using discarded objects or trash. So I have plans for some old tires, bookshelf, and desk--which would otherwise be thrown away!
This chair plays with the idea of reusing old tires and
pieces of wood from an old desk and bookshelf. The design starts with a tiered
effect for the seat, alternating rugged black rubber tires and smooth glossy
wood shelves. The seat back is actually the vertical wood plank from a tall
bookshelf, attached to the seating with large metal bolts, which are also used
to attach other chair components. For comfort, the design calls for the reuse
of old seat cushions on the top seat plank and the seat back. The chair
utilizes the concept of textural and color contrast--as well as the contrast of
a large round horizontal bottom with a tall narrow seat back—to create a piece
of furniture which is both industrial and almost futuristic in design.