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The OOoo Chair: It May Be Invisible, But You Can Make It Yourself With No Materials

At Decker Yeadon the focus is on the environment - particularly on how new material technologies can lessen the impact on water and energy depletion while positively contributing to health, safety, and security.  The creation of the OOoo Chair, invisible though it may be, stands out as the chair design with the least impact on the environment, although I don't know about 'security.'

 

OOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.comOOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.com

 

You can easily make your own OOoo Chair if you have a wooden floor and a basement.  The OOoo Chair, you see, is accomplished by drilling O-holes in your floor, so if you live in an apartment the OOoo Chair would likely be intrusive to your downstairs neighbor.

 

OOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.comOOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.com  

Using a router, two circles are cut in a wood floor, retained and nicely finished.  As well, you will want to finish (sand) the holes you've cut in your floor - OOoo is furniture, so you'll want to make it look nice. The holes are made for your legs, so you can sit comfortably on your floor, although you may want to slip a cushion under your bum for greater comfort. 

You will need two recyclable plastic rings to line the holes and help to steady the wood disks back in place when your OOoo Chair is not in use.

 

OOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.comOOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.com

 

Now, about security.  The OOoo Chair is not wise furniture for those who have infants or small children for obvious reasons. 

Secondly, if you still have leftover fears of the creepy crawlers under your bed at night, they will probably return when you put your legs through the holes in your floor, and even a budge of a hair on your leg may trigger fears of black widows and brown recluse spiders just readying their poisons to...

 

OOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.comOOoo Invisible Chair by Decker Yeadon: © Decker Yeadon via mnn.com

 

Decker Yeadon has done considerable research on the energy use of various manufacturing processes, particularly in the area of furniture materials.  The OOoo Chair is an expression of just how heavy a draw these processes are on the world's resources. (see site for specifics)  If you would like to make your own OOoo Chair, there are instructions on the Decker Yeadon website.  


MNN, Decker Yeadon, via Steve Levenstein (Thank you, Steve!)

 

 

Comments
Aug 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Isn't there usually layers

Isn't there usually layers of insulation between floors??

Aug 19, 2010
by Toby
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insulation

Not always.  For example, there is insulation in a small part of my attic, but most of the attic is not insulated.  (I don't have a basement.) But I guess if there was insulation where you wanted to place the OOoo Chair, you would have to cut a disk out of it to match the wood one.

Aug 20, 2010
by Anonymous

Probably one of the

Probably one of the stupidest ideas I've ever seen.

Aug 20, 2010
by Anonymous

Actually, would be useful as

Actually, would be useful as a laundry chute to the basement. Thats about it.

Feb 25, 2011
by Anonymous

I concur

This is definitely one of the stupidest ideas I've ever seen.