flip chair is a dining chair that converts to an easy chair. It was originally shown at The Aram Gallery in the 2009 exhibition grassworks, a series of self-assembly furniture experiments in bamboo laminates.
The pieces were designed to suit smaller living spaces, as well as being durable and sustainable. It went on to win the furniture category at the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year awards in 2010.
Like the rest of the Grassworks collection, Flip Chair began as a bamboo prototype that was realised quickly through trial and error. Turning into a finished product was a much lengthier process, with many different incarnations from tubular options to full plywood.
The final version is milled out of a single material (European Birch ply) and has a locking mechanism that makes use of the material’s inherent flexibility. It was developed in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Fiction Factory, who is also producing it.