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Inception Chair

Rhode Island School of Design student Vivian Chiu designed the wonderful “Inception Chair,” inspired by Christopher Nolan’s recent film. Chiu applied the dream-within-a-dream concept to her chair creation. The “chair” is, in reality (…reality, really?), made up of ten interlocking chairs.

Says Chiu:
Taking the chair archetype and placing within it chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit into the grooves of the chair one size bigger and slides into place so that the horizontal edge between the chair seat and back line up. The simple mechanism allows the chairs to be taken apart and put together with ease.

For more information, visit Vivian Chiu’s website.
Spotted on Colossal.

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This entry was published on May 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM and is filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Inception Chair

  1. Steve Ramirez on said:

    I love the creativity of this chair and its dream-like state that it exists in…inside the mind of the viewer. The illusion reminds me of the old Zen story about the monk who asks two students what moves when a flag flaps in the wind. One student said, “the wind moves” and the other said, “the flag moves” and the monk said…you are both wrong…it is your mind that moves.

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