Raven Cofer Hardison
This chair is based on the desire to highlight the structural curiosities of carbon fiber, a material capable of creating incredibly rigid yet lightweight components. To visually contrast this fact, the chair’s aesthetic illustrates carbon fiber’s fabric characteristics. The seat, legs and back are formed in a single sheet. They crease and curve to create lines of enhanced structural strength. In this way, the design both traces and belies the structure of the chair. Weighing less than five pounds and stackable, the chair is an encouraging prototype.