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The Synapse Chair Brings All Structural Connections Together

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Feb 7, 2012 • References: andrewperkins.us and contemporist
The Synapse Chair by Andrew Perkins is an intriguing study of component connections which condenses and expresses the relationships between different pieces in a fresh and technical way. If you think about the assembly of your average wooden chair, you will consider the various joints that compose the backrest, the seat, and the glues, hardware and pegs that pull all elements together. Such links are reduced to a pair of points in this project.

Six pieces of smoothly sanded timber make up the Synapse Chair by Andrew Perkins, and each is fastened to just one other constituent, for the sake of argument. Two star-shaped stainless steel brackets join four separate bits of natural birch together to form the only junctures of this crisp contemporary piece of furniture.