Globe Chair was designed by Michiel van Gadeldonk, a Dutch student at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The entire project started as a portable chair, what Globe Chair is not. It is more of a learning project through which this talented and dedicated young designer tried to learn more about wood and metal.
The chair is constructed of two different types of wood, the difference based on the practical function of a particular part of the chair. The sturdy base is made of dark hardwood and its design was obviously influenced by the base of a globe. The seating part is made of plywood which is lighter in appearance and more flexible. The seat and backrest are made of five similar pieces hinged at the same places. They are backed up using three metal bars that were also inspired by the bar a globe has.
Judging by this project, as well as others on his website, Michiel van Gadeldonk’s dedication is not questionable, so if you liked this chair, you might want to take a look at his other projects here.
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