Canadian Plastics

Plastic chair provides stylish support

Taking off one's shoes and relaxing after a hard day just became a much more stylish thing to do with the introduction of the MYTO chair, an innovative piece of design furniture made entirely of Ultra...

October 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



Taking off one’s shoes and relaxing after a hard day just became a much more stylish thing to do with the introduction of the MYTO chair, an innovative piece of design furniture made entirely of Ultradur High Speed engineering plastics from BASF.

Made available last fall, the cantilevered chair is the result of collaboration between BASF, Italian furniture manufacturer Plank, and German designer Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (KGID).

Manufactured as a monobloc, the chair has a sturdy frame and net-like perforations integrated into the backrest and seat to provide a graceful appearance. Plank and KGID selected BASF’s Ultradur polybutylene terephthalate resin because of its high flowabilty coupled with superior strength, which allowed for a transition from thick to thin cross sections. “The plastic had to have just the right ratio of elasticity, stiffness and strength in order to meet the requirements made of a comfortable, sturdy yet shapely cantilever chair,” said Konstantin Grcic, owner of KGID. “The interplay between the plastic formulation and the design of the injection molding tool — a mere three injection points suffice — then gave the project its final shape and properties.” BASF Canada (Mississauga, Ont.);www.basf.ca;866-485-2273


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