Wood Flat Seat

In the future, everything will be flat. Did you know? Everything will fold down into nothing. Also there will be no need for dust covers because we’ll have dust-repellant paper! But we’ll still need wood. And we can replenish our wood supply with trees. And we can replenish our flat stool supply with wood. Serdar Sişman’s made us a flat stool that’s made entirely of wood. Flat wood. Savvy?

The neat thing about this particular folding stool is that it can be folded down into a relatively flat bit of wood. It’s not thin as a piece of paper, but you can put your drinks on it. Then there’s the fact that you can make this particular stool out of a single tablet of wood, so says Serdar Sişman.

What we need now is rapid-prototyping machines that cut wood!

Designer: Serdar Sişman

13 Comments

  • Eric Foor says:

    When you have your next barbeque or cook out, you could say “Forget the lawn chairs, bring your own wood!” That might get a laugh. Or people might take it the wrong way and not show up.

  • GG says:

    America needs things like this. We waste too much space and resources, always wanting bigger cars, bigger houses, etc. (most can’t even pay for those things without loans haha!)

  • Confucius says:

    Nice piece of engineering

  • Eduardo Fonseca says:

    What you need isn`t a rapid-prototyping machine, but a CNC.

  • hazz says:

    your starting point is “folding” which is ofcourse an advantage for the user, but i think you underestimate the form and aesthetics. i see something folding yes, but it looks like a machine piece, not a stool or userfriendly furniture..
    i am also worried about the structure

  • Brian says:

    structure is fine – seems a little too involved in the engineering and ignored form.

  • Marqie says:

    From what I read, the concept is too make a portable chair that turns into a board for easy transport and …completely made of wood?

    1. Wood isn’t flexible, be sure to sit on a perfectly flat plane
    2. Something already exsists with both plastic which is flexible and metal
    which is durable
    3. It doesn’t look truly functional and seems like a piece of machinery

  • Michaelc says:

    “rapid-prototyping machines that cut wood!”

    http://www.ponoko.com/ cuts plywood to your specs.

  • This is very cute wooden crafts. Cheers.

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