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The First Ever Roll-up Cantilever Chair: Miesrolo

Balance is challenging to achieve in a cantilever chair because it has no back legs. So the materials in the rest of the chair have to be able to support the weight of the user by their related balance and strength. The architectural and design challenges that University of Belgrade design student Uros Vitas took on were well rewarded by the results. He created the first roll-up cantilever chair that achieves strength, balance and flexibility.

The Miesrolo Chair is handcrafted of meticulously carved wood strategically spaced on a synthetic elastomer to achieve its features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the end, what you have is an elegantly designed, sturdy, and sustainable chair that can also respond to utilitarian needs for space and portability.

 

Coroflot via Trends Now

Comments
Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

WHERE CAN I BUY ONE!?!?

WHERE CAN I BUY ONE!?!?

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

Naa

Photoshop.

Doesn't seem strong.

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

Wrong

You'd be surprised how strong that is. My design class made a chair out of cardboard that had a similar design, and it took 300 pounds of weight before falling. Making it out of wood just makes it stronger.
Not Photoshop.

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

Photoshop?

How come everything that seems a little out of the ordinary immediately gets the label "photoshopped"? This is a very possible concept that relies not on the mainstream posts and struts, but on a cantilever. It only looks unstable because it is not the norm. Very cool concept.

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

Cool!

That's pretty awesome.

Protip: that was a troll who said, "Photoshopped."
It's always a troll who says, "Photoshopped."
It's quite funny if you say, "Photoshopped."

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

sustainable

What makes it sustainable?

Mar 21, 2009
by Toby
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Sustainable

Sustainable refers to the wood used to make the chair. It means that the wood was cut from an ecologically-managed forest. The wood has to be a fast growing wood, there are limits as to how much can be cut, there is no fertilizer used in growing the wood, etc. The local forestry agency generally certifies the wood. When purchasing lumber, you can request "certified" wood; it isn't generally more expensive, but it is green.

Mar 21, 2009
by Anonymous

Amazing. Just hope that the

Amazing. Just hope that the material doesn't stretch or the chair will begin to sag over time. Also, needs a beer holder.

Mar 22, 2009
by Anonymous

WOW

I luv inventions like this!

Mar 22, 2009
by Toby
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Anonymous, you big adorable reader...

Thank you for waking me from my delicious 17-year sleep. You must be the handsome prince. And so kind too... Is there anything else I may have missed during that time?

I did make a mistake which I thank you for pointing out and I have corrected it. If I have, as you say, hurt many people, I do sincerely apologize.

Toby

Mar 22, 2009
by Anonymous

cheers.

cheers.

Mar 22, 2009
by Anonymous

Get your face off my screen

Wood is always fuckng green

Mar 23, 2009
by Anonymous

Cool chair, stupid people

Cool chair, stupid people posting about cool chair.

Mar 23, 2009
by Anonymous

Great idea-Would Recycled pallets work

Great idea.

Other suggestions-used pallets, old railroad ties, recycled lumber from houses

Mar 24, 2009
by Anonymous

The work comes from Serbia

The work comes from Serbia (Former Yugoslavia), not a huge mistake, Belgrade was the capitol of Yugoslavia :)

Mar 24, 2009
by Anonymous

Sustainability in the

Sustainability in the current project involves use of eco materials (wood - certified source), concept of economy (use of cheap materials including wood waste - offcuts, simplification and standardization of elements or construction for optimal production), and social responsibility concept (in this case an adaptability to user and space - the folding function)

Mar 24, 2009
by Anonymous

University of Belgrade holds

University of Belgrade holds sustainable design workshop every year, it's called 'Rest Wood Design' and according to info on author's Coroflot page this project was inspired by these workshops...

Mar 25, 2009
by Anonymous

Wood is always green

Nope. Most of the wood I see is some sort of brown.

Mar 26, 2009
by Anonymous

:)

It's a very cool concept. Its entirely possible. However this particular image is photoshopped. Also credit is due for the idea. THEY ARE WHAT COUNT!

Mar 26, 2009
by Anonymous

wtf mate?

Can that guy not be such an asshole?

Ps whats with the math?
Fu guys

Mar 26, 2009
by Anonymous

Woo

This has gotta be the one of the best ways for transporting firewood I've seen in a long time. good job!

Damn hard maths question, I had to get my calculator :O

Mar 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Take note.

If you were trying to promote the strength of a chair you had designed would you perch yourself on the edge of it demonstrating only a part of its strength or sit in it properly? Somehow I doubt it's as functional as suggested. Perhaps it's a prototype of a design that will eventually be functional but isn't yet.
The idea certainly has merit and the end product would be very easily marketed once perfected.

Mar 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Photoshopped

I can tell by the shadows.

And i've seen a number of shops in my day

Mar 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Serbs are not so skilled in

Serbs are not so skilled in Photoshop as you were in your days :)

Mar 31, 2009
by Anonymous

The First Ever Roll-up Cantilever Chair: Miesrolo

great technical knowledge

Apr 1, 2009
by Anonymous

PHOTOSHOPPED

Photoshopped shadows and pixels are all wrong.

Apr 6, 2009
by Anonymous

Photoshop

What the hell is photoshop?

Apr 6, 2009
by Anonymous

I like it

Cool design. I'm not sure why people would doubt the strength as the arch has been used for 4000+ years to hold up massive structures. Wood cantilever chairs are also nothing new. Just google it..

Apr 26, 2009
by Anonymous

It's not photoshopped

This is not photoshopped.. Shadows can be erased or applied and there is no way of telling. But the form and shape of the chair is possible. It follows a basic and very iconic form.. The panton stacking chair.. It's strong, sturdy and obviously plausible. Look it up moron!

Apr 28, 2009
by Anonymous

just one word ------ RIP

a tear, a small rip on the strap and the chair is good as firewood. The wood actually provides no support for the weight being exerted when one sits down so that is putting a lot of faith on the strip of whatever material they are using to bind the wood pieces together.