Xianzhi Zhang

    concept generation
    3D modeling
    interaction design
    material research

Present Chair

Chairs are often designed for personal comfort. Present Chair is however, designed for two people to sit on. This playful chair can create more interaction between friends, lovers or even strangers.

Users will fall off the chair when trying to sit on it alone. They need a partner to sit on the other side of the chair to keep the balance. Both users must give full attention during the sitting, to keep their partner and themself from falling.

Present Chair is designed for public installation. The material choice of concrete, metal and wood fits well with the urban environment.

The concrete material is chosen to create a strong base that holds the weight of two users.