Rocker Chair, (copyright)

This project initiated after completing an elective course in Furniture Design at R.M.I.T. University. The chair was displayed at ‘The Edge’ as part of the Australian International Furniture Fair in Sydney and also at ‘Fringe Furniture Festival’ at the Melbourne Museum. The design is influenced by elements of the ‘pop furniture’ movement from the 1960’s-70’s and last post-modern work from the ‘Memphis Group’.

The form of the armchair (more specifically reading chair) was derived literally from the shape of a book and consists of a timber “cover”, foam “pages” and “reading light” headrest. The seat is able to recline on the curved aluminium legs, which express the function of the piece.

The materials used reflect my preference for metals due to their versatility, finish and strength-to-weight ratio, while the timber provides warmth to touch. The chair is able to be assembled from a small kit of parts and was designed so that a series of chairs could be linked in a row, for waiting areas.