Waste less log chair

Designed by Hungarian architecture workshop Architecture Uncomfortable, this convertible chair made out of an oak log and iron clamps combines simple materials with an ingenious folding mechanism.

 

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Budapest-based architecture workshop Architecture Uncomfortable has recently completed the Waste less log chair, a convertible chair comprised of an oak log.

"We were thinking about the waste remaining after processing of timber logs to wood beams," state Architecture Uncomfortable, "so came the idea of this garden chair, that integrates two open positions, one as a rock-chair, and one as a chair with legrest."

The designers point out that complicated junctions were avoided — instead favouring simple iron clasps —, in order to keep the simplicity of the materials.

Each position can be fixed manually replacing the iron clamps, which mimic the tools used to move logs in the timber industry. The chair can be closed when it is not in use; as it was designed for the outdoors, the closed position seeks to protect the chair's interior from harsh weather conditions.

The project resonates with Architecture Uncomfortable's design principles. "Besides architectual design, we work on the realising of the projects in our carpenter workshop, with a leader carpenter," state the collective's members. "While taking part of the making itself, our idea of design has improved a lot."

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Architecture Uncomfortable, Waste Less Log Chair, 2013

Architecture Uncomfortable, Waste Less Log Chair, 2013