The Economic Chair was Purposefully Designed to Reduce Waste

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 1, 2015
References: munseungji & dezeen
Korean designer Seungji Mun has designed The Economic Chair, a plywood seat that was purposefully created from a single sheet of plywood so as not to leave any waste material. The project was inspired by Seungji's 'Four Brothers' collection, which featured four chairs made from a single piece of wood, also with no waste material.

The finished design of the Economic Chair features a square plywood backrest and rectangular plywood seat, with arm supports created by two strips of the material fused together. Mun explains, "I would like to inform a serious social issue of industrial waste through such works that were started from worrying about industrial waste generated from the production process of the chair."

This project is ultimately a thought-provoking commentary on our consumption habits, and the processes that go into supporting them.