I remember a year ago when we were celebrating my sister’s 5th birthday in their kindergarten with her friends some kids started to fight over a chair at once. Meanwhile, I was wondering if I could do anything to help kids to have fun instead of fighting, along with improving their teamwork skills. Also, right after the party by looking at the chairs that were piled up on top of one another, I wondered if I also could organize them more pleasantly.
Sandy Chair is here to take care of all these problems.
Sandy is a modular chair that shapes a sphere with 4 uneven quarter spheres (100 and 80 degrees instead of the usual 90 degrees). It is designed for 5-9-year-old kids in 70 *70 *70 cm dimensions and it can be manufactured in larger scales for grownups. Additionally, the chosen material is cork because it is soft and most importantly it is recyclable.
In order to build Sandy, kids, together or with the help of their parents, can easily attach the joints. Attaching is easy since kids only need to plug the joints into the designated holes and when they want to sit, they can cover the holes with Sandy’s lids. Finally, when they are done using the chair, they can transform it into a ball and play with it. Using Sandy improves their creativity, craftsmanship skills, self-esteem and working as a member of a team builds up their independence.
- Danial Ghelichpour
- Furniture design: series | Furniture: collection | Product design: object | Eco project
My sister’s birthday party led me to design a chair for kids which is transformable into a ball and helps to build up the teamwork spirit in them.