Giving the chair agency and allowing the chair to react to those who engage with it as they sit and move around was a central idea for this design. Sealing up the wooden structure inside of pantyhose contrasts historic utilitarian chairs by exposing the space around it with a weaker material. This chair uses nylon (which cannot be recycled) reclaimed from Hooters waitresses, Halloween costumes, and school teachers, embracing its inherit qualities while also framing it in a new context of upholstery.

By combining the crafts of hand sewing and woodworking,this chair allows the upholstery to be a fluid and active part of the design over the hard interior.

January 2019

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