I’ve discovered a new way to make cardboard strong using new production methods.
My name is Dan Goldstein and am the 34-year-old designer of the Re-Ply Chair. I teach at several design schools and have worked at top architecture firms in Barcelona and San Francisco. I’m a young designer committed to beautiful and efficient design. Designing furniture is something I do on the side.
The Re-Ply reclining chair uses a patent pending molding technique to shape four plys of cardboard into a strong, comfortable shell. Boxes are collected, stacked, cut, and laminated into a completely new type of chair. Every element of the design emerges from multiple functions. The concept comes from thinking of cardboard as paper – I was very interested in origami as a child.
Every element of the design emerges from multiple functions. For example, only one pair of bots attach the seat to the metal base. These same bolts hold the crease and allow the the chair to gently rock – all in one move. The rocking motion makes the chair more comfortable than most static chairs, and allows it to accommodate a variety of activities.
-Made by hand in San Francisco.
-Reclines to accommodate a range of activities.
-Corrugated fiberboard, steel rod, and felt.
-Can be left with exposed origin cardboard graphics, or printed on with custom logos and designs.
-Faux fur or thick felt “upholstery” options.
-Powdercoated or zinc-plated metal base.
-Dimensions 30” L x 23” D x 25.5” H
If would be great for me (and fun for your readers) if the publishing date was coincident with The Re-Ply’s Kickstarter launch next Wednesday Oct. 24th. It has not been published yet (at least not that I know of). I would love to send the Kickstarter link once it goes live.
Thank you for reading about my project. Feel free to get in touch for additional information/images/interviews. Looking forward to hearing what you think.