Exploring the flexibility of rattan cane
The Gandia dynamic chair is the result of an exploration of the unexploited properties of the rattan cane in dynamic furniture applications.
Rattan is a material with an outstanding flexibility, taking advantage of that property, Gandia encourages the user to move and stretch within the chair, in order to avoid stress and tension much associated with long working hours.
Gandia is a response to a demand for a less technical office furniture which blends within the environment, born out of the blurring between home and work life. The warmth of rattan and the embracing shapes evoke a relaxed feel-at-home mood, while the innovative connections and material processing support the dynamic nature of sitting.
I propose Gandia as a sustainable alternative to traditional office chairs, as with the flexibility of rattan I am achieving the same range of dynamism but with the least amount of pieces possible, without the need to use lots of mechanisms and highly engineered plastics.
Gandia has been shortlisted for the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation Award 2017
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