One Cut Chair

Plywood furniture design project. The One Cut Chair is water jet cut from a single sheet of plywood. A single continuous cut is made to produce the features that will form the seating surface and lumbar support when folded out. Thus the chair can be manufactured quickly and easily, eliminating the need for labour intensive and time consuming methods associated with traditional furniture construction.

The design aims to make the most economical use of the material while minimising the energy required for manufacture. By small adjustments to the process the chair can be subtly altered to offer a variety of appearances and seating positions and unlike a traditional slatted chair, where the slats are individually joined to the frame (which can result in more than 20 individual timber joints per chair), the One Cut Chair is laminated, resulting in the joining of only 3 or 5 timber elements, by means of lamination.





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