Cool chair molded in one-piece
In House Furniture's caf Pocket chair was a winner of the 2001 Good Design Award handed out by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The chair, which is designed for both commerci...
April 1, 2003 by Canadian Plastics
In House Furniture’s caf Pocket chair was a winner of the 2001 Good Design Award handed out by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The chair, which is designed for both commercial and in-home applications, stands 33 in. tall by 19 in. deep. The base is made of chrome-plated steel and the shell is made of Makrolon polycarbonate. In House currently offers the chair in four colors: translucent white, transparent yellow, red and clear. Leda technology, one of five technologies available as part of Bayer’s Fantasia special effects initiative, was used to color the resin.
The chair’s shell is injection molded in a single piece. In order to form a single chair without having multiple parts that had to be assembled, the molder used movable parts within the main mold to create the pocket and the leg attachment points, according to In House designer Mark Zuckerman. After the plastic solidifies in the mold, all five movable mold segments within the main mold slide out of the way so the shell can be removed.
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