Tube Chair by Plant&Moss

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New Designers 09: British designers Plant&Moss exhibited a chair that comes packaged within a standard-sized poster tube at New Designers in London this month.

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The packaging allows the chair to be more easily transported by hand or delivered in the post.

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The frame is constructed from beech with plywood slats and is assembled with coach bolts and screws.

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Plant&Moss was founded by two graduates from Bucks New University, James Moss and James Plant.

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The pair exhibited the project as part of  One Year On - a satellite event featuring work by designers who graduated or launched their business within the previous year.

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This year's One Year On was curated by Thorsten Van Elten.

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Here's some info from Plant&Moss:

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Tube Chair

Tube Chair fits into a standard sized poster tube. In doing this it makes the chair a lot easier to carry and transport than a conventional chair.

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It enables the purchaser to pop the chair under their arm rather than having to worry about getting it delivered; it may also be delivered by post with more ease.

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The chairs frame is from standard sized beech and the slats from plywood, the chair is assembled using coach bolts and screws. The chair provides a feeling of achievement, once assembled, similar to that of having completed a Lego model. The slats of the chair are available in a range of colours.

  • today

    The form is simple but
    surprised that it’s come from 1 tube

  • berts bobje

    Way too close to Michael Marriott’s XL-1 kit (http://www.michaelmarriott.com/furniture/xl1kit/) for my liking. That was 1992 and still very nice.

    New generation, please move on!

  • Nigel

    Looks like a glossy version of Michael Marriott’s XL1 kit chair

  • Andy

    haha! you can rely on dezeen contributers for their kind words!!

    I find nigels comment very close to berts but that didn’t stop ya ;-)

    I’d be pretty stoked if that came through my letterbox instead I just get phone bills.

  • http://netzfx.de Oliver

    looks very simple and cool … like it!

  • EJ

    But is it comfortable?

  • tiffany

    The DIY version of the chair Mr. Jasper Morrison designed for chair for la tourette monastery in France 1998.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47399936@N00/3463054554

  • Funke

    a really cute chair that packs into a tube…I call that innovation!