As part of the RIT Metaproject, students teamed up with Herman Miller to develop office furniture that put a focus on the relationships between coworkers—this chair for two named the Invitation Chair turns a space for one into ample room for two.
The chair design by Alexander Bennett looks like a fairly conventional office chair when it's closed up, but with a quick twist, the chair splits into two separate seats for a cozy side-by-side seating arrangement. To help conveniently divide up the space, the chair's backrest becomes the arm rest between the two seats. The lightweight chair has a handle on the backrest and wheels so that it's easy to transport the chair from one place to another, which makes it particularly handy for impromptu meeting.
This Chair for Two by Alexander Bennett Increases Office Flexibility
Laura McQuarrie — October 14, 2014 — Art & Design
References: metaproject.rit.edu & design-milk