Cut from a Single Piece of Wood

What is this! Only a single bit of wood and a small bit of steel support on the bottom, we’ve got quite a sassy looking little sear here! What designer Scott Jarvie has done is to not only make the single seat cut from wood with almost no waste, but multiple seats can be cut with very little waste from a single large regular sheet of plywood, too!

As you can see from the first picture and a couple others below, the One Cut concept is used primarily on this single regular chair, but below, you can see the idea implemented on several different forms.

It’s a whole potential family!

The seat provides a nice surface to sit, lumbar support, and a rather wild form to look at. Very pretty!

Very ergonomic.

Designer: Scott Jarvie

The One Cut Concept for Seating by Scott Jarvie

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16 Comments

  • Douglas Parker says:

    As an industrial designer, I wouldn’t call most of these designs “Very ergonomic.” Interesting idea and execution, but most people couldn’t sit in them for too long. It’s anything but ergonomic.

    • Steve says:

      Just how long did you sit in it before coming to this conclusion?

      • Luke says:

        I don’t even have to sit in it to get such conclusion… Perhaps you will get more comfortable if you don’t lean against the back of the chair.

      • Douglas Parker says:

        Pressure points on the body is the main concern with these designs, closely followed by support for the body. That’s why they aren’t very ergonomic, but they are aesthetic.

    • tom reissig says:

      doug,
      are you the douglas todd parker that attended syracuse university?

    • hello says:

      Ergonomics defined mid-cent. modern. Get your mind in the present. Scott Jarvie designed it to influence how we use materials and waste. It’s a piece with ideological implications, not ergonomic applications.

  • imsilentfish says:

    nice~it can be of other materials such as hard paper to make it a portable instant chair for picnic or something^-^

  • igendesign says:

    it’s probably not an ergonomic chair (I mean ergonomics was not a consideration during the designing) and it’s may be not even comfortable.
    Anyway it’s a very intresting and a nice-looking structure.

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