How do you AOF Singapore a conference chair to suggest comfort but also symbolise distinctiveness and clarity? For AOF, a completely new approach was required to reconceptualise the classic values of a conference chair for the modern era.
The design’s key concept was to cut through a seat shell horizontally and vertically and then reassemble it, so that the shell section in the crossover point between the seat and back was unnecessary. This stroke of genius
generated an innovative modern form. A seating body in several parts was produced that appears lightweight, yet its contours still suggest a homogeneous, unitary seat shell. The form also changed the structure. The armrests become the central connecting nodes between the seat and backrest shell. As a result, they could be fabricated as an open frame, therefore creating an attractive contrast in materials and structure within the chair’s homogeneous shape.
Equally ingenious is the idea of flexibly resting the seating body on three points. This generates three-dimensional elasticity for the sitter − a unique innovation in a swivel chair of this kind.