Tuesday, April 19, 2011

IDFF 2011 (May 2-7) NJIT Campus Center Gallery

IDFF is an exhibit of chairs designed by third year Industrial Design students of NJIT. The challenge was to design a chair by experimenting with various material assemblies to synthesize properties and achieve a new type of structure. Come check it out. Opening Gala event May 2nd at 5:30-8:30 PM. Refreshments will be served!

Ila Chair by Sara Jane Rin

The Ila Chair is a lightweight and delicate rocking chair, it achieves a high level of durability by using the process of lamination and weaving. The design challenges the boundaries of the wood veneers’  flexibility, weight limitations, and physical attributes.

Basso by Kyle Gulliford

The original form of this chair was a solid, smooth surface in which different curves were experimented with to truly capture the comfort one would need to enjoy full relaxation. The smooth form would suffice, but the full detail put into each curve wouldn’t be seen in its entirety. What better way would I be able to describe 
this beauty than to show the contour of the chairs every curve. Basso was born.

Miyako by Torazo Karagiannis

Miyako, is a chair designed to be used outdoors. Made from Fiberglass and resin reapplied Angelina fiber
it displays colors according to how light hits it. Although ideally used on trees, this chair can be hung 
from anything.  

Par Nido Lounge by Darshan Alatar Patel

A place to find your space.  That’s the focus of the Nest Lounger. The chaise began with the idea of creating a space within a space. The goal of the chaise is to envelope the user in a sense of personal comfort and safety.

Bow Chair by Scott Hallowell

“A dynamic chair that interacts and compensates for your presence.”  This was the end goal envisioned, something more than just another static object for resting upon.  Similar to an archery bow, this chair invokes fear and comfort in the same simple motion, thus making it use a truly unique experience.

Aribsi Beach Lounge Chair by Alex Nizzardo

Hex Stool by Daniel Sosa

Hexstool is a user-interactive scalable seating surface comprised of simple aggregated geometric modules.  Taking cues from naturally-occurring crystalline structures, Hexstool units are geometrically similar allowing for limitless installation scalability; a lone unit can be a bar stool, five make a chair, thirty form a couch, and a thousand create a dramatic landscape of the most engaging custom seating available.  Intuitive visual cues encourage reconfiguration of the interchangeable modules allowing users to leave a fingerprint on their seating environment.  Hexstool combines the freedom of boundless scalability with a uniquely engaging user experience to form a seating system with unprecedented scope.

Shuffle Chair by Aleksandr Kolesnikov

Shuffle Chair is a byproduct of an investigation of material properties motivated by a bent deck of cards. The plywood layers of the chair separate from each other, as do the skins of an onion, giving the chair a bouncy attribute.

Awarded with Most Creative Chair in the exhibition.

Gami Chair by Philip Caleja

The Gami Chair is all about geometry, symmetry, folds, and motion. It is an origami inspired gaming chair that conforms to the user's posture through minute movement. In its essence, it is somewhat like a living chair chair that creates a personal space for the user.

MR59 Chair by Avrami Rakovsky

 The MR59 Chair is a study of fluidity and manipulation of cork as a material. The idea was to manufacture a chair using cork in a way that would seem impossible. The cork is a sustainable material that lends itself to lightness. It also has a natural springiness that allows for natural cushioning.