Through material research and its outcomes, my degree project focuses on new ways of using veneer and its properties. New technology allows veneer to take more complex forms, which push the boundaries of previous form limitations without the need for plastics and major metal components as required in conventional office chairs.
This project explores how the properties of veneer and wood can replace traditional material choices (metal and plastic) and their properties, by using the flexibility and formability of veneer sheets. The aim is to demonstrate the veneer’s possibilities in terms of function, ergonomics, and shape.
The results of my material research have been used to design and construct a full-scale functional office chair where the primary target group is the consumer in the home environment, providing solutions that differ from today’s alternatives on the market.