KOTCH Kinetic Seating

A dynamic form providing unique support and motion during relaxation

Background:
The cradle, rocking chair and hammock are perhaps the most common forms of 'kinetic' furniture. Each has a rich history through out the world: from early conception in a wide range of cultures through to contemporary applications and adaptations. In each of these examples the principal notion is the production of localised movement and free motion for and by the user.

Task:
Design and prototype through suitable medium a chair with natural kinetic movement.

Construction:
Interlocking plywood fins and slats, pegged and glued under tension with a feather filled leather head rest.

Client: N/A
Date: 2004
Role: Concept, Design, Construction