The primary appeal of a retractable seat is that it can accommodate the odd overflow of of people in a space while remaining conveniently stowed away most of the time. The Slim folding chair excels impressively at its task, serving to effectively support a sitter and withdrawing completely into a wafer-thin form for efficient storage.
Unfortunately, the exact thickness of its converted configuration is not given, but it looks to be little over an inch in width. Its stiff, slim and sturdy form won it the Gold prize within the 2011 iF Product Design Awards.
Available in a powder coated black or silver, the Shiang Ye's creation is a sleek accessory for flexible public spaces as well as the domestic setting. The Slim folding chair has an appeal when it's both seen and unseen.