Chair for Two

Cornell University Building Tech. (Fall 2011)

The final chair, perched in the upright position
The final chair, perched in the upright position

Assignment: to deconstruct the definition of a joint and create a full-scale representation

Johnathan Ferrari

Joe Kennedy 
The project reconceptualizes the joint as a moment of connection that requires direct human interaction to function. Made of milled plywood, the structure initially sits precariously balanced and unable to support any load beyond its self weight.
When an inhabitant sits on each side, the slats interlock in the middle solidifying the stability and supporting their weight now as a chair. With human interaction. the delicate sculpture is transformed into a stable double sided chair.


Architect, Artist, Writer

Architect, Artist, Writer