December 5, 2011

VIIC Chair by Petar Zaharinov

"VIIC is inspired by interlocking burr puzzles. It consists of 7 plywood elements. All parts stay together without the need of glue and nails.
It is part of "coordinate" collection. Coordinate because in order to be assembled its legs must be moved together towards the center as a coordinate-motion (slide-together) structure. The top must be placed at a special time during assembly – just before it is finished when the two U shaped elements that hold it are close enough to each other. Once assembled the structure will stay stable even if one tries to move one or two of its elements. Disassembled this furniture occupies little space; as a result, it is very appropriate for frequent change of place. The level of difficulty in this case depends not on dexterity but mostly on spatial vision.
The whole structure is very stable. Its parts lie in several different planes that are almost perpendicular to each other and every plywood element is practically unchangeable in its plane. Both sides of all elements are identical, giving the opportunity of choosing which to be the more visible one. The chair back is elastic, providing space for movement of the body."