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Haragana - Lounge chair

Under the brief “Dreams and Dystopias in Urban Living”, I built the lounge chair Haragana. 

The chair was developed under the theme of "observation". The design invites for observation of the chair when not seated due to the almost symmetrical bent tubes and of the surroundings when seated due to its low and laid back seating point. 

  

The chair is made from a 19mm steel tube for the outline and 16mm steel tubes on the inside and the legs. The seating is made from natural cork with a high density.  

February 2020

4 weeks

Furniture Design

Tobias Kappeler

Process

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Prototypes

Defining the seating position

Testing different seating positions with users and projecting their preferred position onto the wall to find a position and size that works for a wide range of people. 

CAD Modelling

Production

First, the outline of the chair was created by bending and tack welding individual 19mm tube pieces together. 

I then tack welded the 16mm tubes inside the outline frame to create the full structure.  After welding everything together and sanding the frame, the legs and the seating structure were added. 

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