Back Against The Wall? Have A Seat

One piece of molded plastic and two pieces of rubber is all it takes to make the Wall Chair. The rest of the chair is formed by any wall and any floor. In other words, if the chair is standing, have a seat.

The Wall Chair is a clever, space-saving design for public places or events... those that have a lot of wall space. It's designer, Chao Huang from Singapore, won the Vico Magistretti Prize at the 2007 International Design Competition for the chair design. Vico Magistretti was an Italian industrial designer who championed simple, elegant designs, ones that "the designer should be able to explain over the phone."

You have to admit that the Wall Chair meets Magistretti's definition of simple. But simple takes thought. Here is some of the thought that Huang put into the Wall Chair.

A look at the chair from front, side, and back...


... and arranged, as if in an airport or train station. Notice that the space under the seat leaves enough room to store your carry-on bag while you wait.


The Wall Chair is one design I look forward to seeing in use. I wonder about the stability of the Wall Chair after repeated uses. Would the rubber or silicone require replacement. We'll see, I hope!

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Jul 1, 2008
by Anonymous

That's a great idea

and the design is very neat looking.

Jul 1, 2008
by Anonymous

Word innovation ever. Why?

Word innovation ever. Why? Cause with existing chairs you don't need instructions.