The Disco Compacto Chair emerged from a desire to create something beautiful, unique, and sustainable that would challenge our relationship with furniture.
Tony Trew - Designer (Structure/Concept)
Rébecca Fortin - Designer (Upholstery/Pattern)
Drawing inspiration from highly functional design such as hydro towers, and from open-source functional design such as geodesic domes, the Disco Compacto chair responds to a desire to create something that could be easily built yet admired for its technical simplicity and visual complexity. Made from untreated birch wood and 3D printed PLA joints, the chair includes a foam seat cushion and stuffed back cushion with an additional support cushion upholstered in a pink chevron pattern cotton fabric.
Disco Compacto aimed to make something that was light, transparent, and beautiful, using elements that are easily disassembled, reused, or recycled.
Although there are many projects on the horizon, the Disco Compacto Chair is the first to go into a small 3D printed production. The Chair utilizes 3D printed joints and solid wood components to create a lightweight, modular, shippable furniture product with a low carbon footprint.
Disco Compacto is a modular furniture project based in Montreal Canada. Currently in an early fundraising/prototyping stage, Disco Compacto hopes to address the problems of assembly, delivery, and waste when it comes to home furniture.
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I love this concept -- especially something that could be built with a desktop 3D printer and some hand tools tools to cut the square wooden dowels. It looks like fun to put together. But it seems like more of an Art Piece than practical furniture.
Yes, a relationship with this furniture would be a challenging one.
It seems like the fun ended after the first conceptual sketch. Perhaps the target customer would be someone that enjoys picture puzzles. Keeping the chair clean would be near impossible. It will look like a jungle gym to small children.
Love the theory. Disagreeing with the other commentator, PLA is usually corn/based and can be compostable. Better than metal / vinyl / etc.
this chair is ridiculous..... definitely not reducing waste or assembly time or hundreds of tiny plastic parts.....moving backwards here.
But it go the magic word! It is SUSTAINABLE!
haha, oh but it's not!!