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the re-ply chair

The recliner – redesigned from the box up. Boxes are collected, stacked, cut, laminated, molded and folded into a strong, comfortable shell. A triangular steel base allows the chair to rock and recline. By Dan Goldstein.

The Re-Ply comes from the simplest of forms – a folded piece of paper. Paper is relatively strong in tension, and folding it in half yields a seat and back for a chair. Every element of the chair emerges from multiple functions. For example, only one pair of bolts attaches the seat to the metal base. These same bolts hold the crease and allow the chair to gently rock – all in one move. Since the base is triangular, it requires only one point of contact with the seat. Nothing added, just the essentials.


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