March 7, 2012, 8:13 pm

The Next Chair, designed and crafted by The Design Division, is a vacuum-formed plywood chair, designed to fit multiple uses in small apartments, and is manufactured using methods and materials traditionally reserved for skateboard decks.

Next Chair
Next Chair
Next Chair
Next Chair
The Next Chair by The Design Division, Sydney, Australia. Concept: Shane Talbot. Design: Shane Talbot, Kieran Choy, Nicholas Kelly. Built: Shane Talbot, Kieran Choy, Nicholas Kelly, Anthea Bakopanos. Photography: Shane Talbot. Exhibited: Workshopped 2011.

‘The Next Chair was influenced in equal parts by the summers of my youth spent skateboarding around the beaches of Sydney, and equal parts my professional life, best summarised as long hours seated in an office.

These long hours seated at an office desk has naturally led me to maintain a strong focus on correct ergonomic posture, ensuring that I am both comfortable and properly supported in the office; But at home, I look for ways to sit that don’t instantly invoke muscle-memory of the office, yet, like many Gen-Y professionals, I live in an small apartment with limited space.

The Next Chair aims to solve all of these problems by being an ergonomic, supportive chair that feels just at home next to a couch as it is does a computer desk, and implements a small footprint to minimise the space it absorbs in the room.

The next chair utilises manufacturing techniques often reserved for skateboard production, resulting in a structure that is both light and strong, and easily replicable for mass production.’

Shane Talbot about the Next Chair
Next Chair
The Next Chair by The Design Division

The Next Chair by The Design Division, is a vacuum-formed plywood chair is manufactured using methods and materials traditionally reserved for skateboard decks

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