Electron Chair: A Waste-Free Flat Pack Furniture Solution
Electron Chair by LOCK is a new concept in flat-pack furniture. The chair combines art design, ergonomics, innovative engineering and puzzle structure. The Electron Chair is not just a typical chair, but a functional sculpture.
Konstantin Achkov designer
Deyan Georgiev co founder
The first prototype of the chair was designed several years ago and was well received; this made the designer strive to further upgrade the idea of the chair. After creating several different prototypes he reached a better assembly, a more clear vision and innovative back that easily transforms a stool into a chair. The chair also comes in an even more compact flat-pack.
Each part of the chair is made of one sheet 18mm beech plywood cut precisely by a CNC router. The joints of the chair are an original design that provide strength and space reduction. They allow extremely user-friendly assembly and confidently hold the elements of the chair together. All the elements are assembled on the puzzle principle without the use of screws, nails, etc. All the wooden parts of the chair are finished with teak oil. The standard chair is offered with black, UV protected, coated textile.
The designer has developed a special set of accessories. Peanut trays, tea-light holders and coat hangers are all cut and created from the chair's waste material, while also helping to form the openings in the wooden elements— all of this results in a zero waste production process.
Designer Konstantin Achkov is a sculptor who worked for many years with complex structures like “tensegrity”. This is the one of the reasons that the Electron chair represents a mixture of art and innovative engineering.