Wood Chair Has Human Heart

Behold a chair with a real big story of intent inside it. This is a project by designer Shawn Weiland and it goes by the title “Affectual Chair.” It’s made of plywood and offers a relationship between materials, between user and object, and amongst the people interacting with the chair. This chair disposes of extra, superfluous, or otherwise decorative elements and goes for what the designer calls a purist formal language. Decide for yourself in the gallery below.

The chairs legs are made up of a 1/2″ stainless steel tube with 3/8″ rod inside the center for mechanical connection. At the tips of the front legs of the chairs, there’s a black urethane cap on each. At the back two legs near the bottom, there’s a 3/8″ stainless steel rod mechanically held to a 1/2″ stainless steel tube with a urethane rubber outer membrane for protection. The seat of the chair is made up of 1/2″ plywood with a walnut outer veneer and read oak veneer core.

Designer: Shawn Weiland