network chair – 2007
andreu world design competition finalist 2007 – valencia
Network, elegant and functional. A complete scale of
executions with variety of applications. The chair consists
of bend Beech wood, Oak wood or Walnut plywood cutout
and is a very versatile concept. Network, a chair with a lot
of options, suitable for the contract interiors. Because of
its elegance, comfort and possibilities, Network has even
all the options to be suitable as residential furniture!
The chairs can optionally have armrest and even the option
of a writing tablet is not at all excluded for education uses.
The chair comes into shape by a bend operation with 3
parallel axes of a simple plywood board and that’s all.
In a grid the chairs cutout shape fits with each other
perfectly and with no space between them, constituting a
network in all directions.
Resuming, Network is not just a chair, it’s a system, even
better than this I could say it’s a simple concept that involves
main design ideas, like use of renewable and degradable
materials, a simple shape with very little loss and a
simplicity that could evolve into many different furniture
Out of this simple design process other furniture products
such a low lounge chairs, tables stools and other accessories
can be created and could complement the system.
And in the particular case of the chair, a upholstered seat and
back can be added for even better comfort.
Seating and furniture products like this one are the kind of
designs that suit better our times, being in synchrony with
contemporary shapes and remembrances.