Plastic, stackable chairs are a common experience in modern people’s lives. They’re seen everywhere, from little alleys and restaurants to the mahjong table. They are also a superb example of the practicality and convenience that industrial production brings.
The PINCH is a unibody, complete stackable plastic chair. It starts with the prototype of the traditional stackable chair, then adds a new form factor to make it a better match for modern architecture and design.
The unibody design of the industrial age is a prime feature of plastic manufactured goods. This means there’s no need to assemble anything, which not only implies lower cost but also gives a sense of durability. We offer a new interpretation of the traditional plastic chair’s structural unibody logic, imagining how simple “pinching” and “pulling” can transform a plastic sheet into a complete chair. The result is the PINCH chair’s unity of form, and gives the chair a visual design that is highly intuitive and dynamic.
Through the PINCH chair, we have created a new interpretation of the modern stackable chair; and further, we open the imagination to expansive, shared, fun use cases.