Glider Chair

Glider Chair

The Simple Rocker

This project explored the relationship of a chair and its inhabitant. For a chair to function, it doesn’t have to be static; by being kinetic it can further emphasize the connection between the relaxed body and the earth. Before designing the chair I created a bricolage model of a see-saw, whose simplicity is both interactive and enjoyable. Interested in this engagement, I gave the chair the potential to surprise and excite, thus the glider chair was born.

The frame of the chair came from a slab of discarded, heavily aged section of cypress lumber. The construction of the chair involved with reclaiming and restoring the wood, fabricating the mechanics of the movement, and developing the scale to fit the proportions of the body.