SIY Chair back

SIY

November, 2012

What if you could shape your furniture as you wanted and as you needed it?
SIY is inspired by velcro’s capacity to bend and retain a given shape. It’s a mechanism composed of two flexible layers (loops and hoops) made of wood. These are maintained pressed against each other by closing the system with two zippers.

SIY Table Chair

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I did a lot of research and experimentation in order to design SIY. I tried to mechanically reproduce this property. I tried different ways to keep the two layers together: vacuum bags, buttons, until I found the idea of using an elastic socket closed by a zipper.
After this discovery I designed SIY and I did a full scale version of my mechanism.

Process

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