Halved Lounge Chair

Student Designer

Halved Lounge Chair

Project Info

This economically efficient lounge chair design utilises CNC machining in response to the recent rises in the price of birch plywood.

Aiming to create a desirable and comfortable lounge chair with just half a sheet of plywood, this project is a masterclass in maximised material efficiency.

The embrace of material limitation led to an extensive exploration into efficient form and CNC joinery, resulting in the particular visual language evident in the chair’s details. Through extensive development, the dimensions of the chair have been proportioned to provide a comfortable reclined position.

An accompanying side table complements the lightweight visual language of the chair. Its components cleverly nest with those of the chair within the half sheet of plywood, making complete use of the material.

LocationKingston upon Thames

Wood SupplierMoss & Co Timber Merchants

SpeciesBirch Plywood – FSC & PEFC certified

DesignerJack Allfrey

University / CollegeKingston University

PhotographerJack Allfrey