In teams of three or four, students were assigned to design a chair appropriate for a 5-10 year-old child, made from no more than one sheet of 48” x 80” corrugated cardboard.
The final pentagon design is held together by an internal slotting mechanism and strengthened by interlocking folds in the cardboard. No adhesives or fasterners were used. It can be shipped flat as a one-time assembly product, but can also be easily broken down and re-assembled.
This chair was one of the few chosen by a child guest critic to take home, enjoy and provide further testing.
The students gather around a Skype session in another room to observe the guest children critics interaction with the chairs. After using and playing with the chairs, the children critiqued and discussed their findings.
Process of making the final chair
Layout on a 48 x 80 inch sheet of cardboard
Daniel Cho l Brianna Duffy l Alexander Mattaway l Elizabeth Zhang