Loaf

Chairs are arguably the most important piece of furniture one can have in their house. They're in almost every room, and yes we're counting the throne in the bathroom. Designing chairs is an interesting combination of different types of design, from materials to manufacturing methods to human factors considerations. Especially human factors. Loaf was a chance to design a chair that took these things into consideration while under the constraints of a particular manufacturing method.

Designers

Year

Charlie Dabbs, Tayler Carter
2017

What is Loaf?

Loaf was a project worked on by myself and Tayler Carter at Georgia Institute of Technology in Spring 2017. I created the CAD files for the chair itself, and Tayler helped with assembly and branding. The goal for Loaf was to create a chair that could be manufactured and assembled without the need of any adhesives or screws, while still functioning as a comfortable and sturdy chair.

Manufacturing

Loaf was designed in parts that can be cut out of wood by Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines. It can then be sanded down and fit together by hand, with the result being a simple, comfortable chair.


Comfortable

Comfortable

Loaf was designed with users and flexibility in mind with its symmetrical design and an indent in the middle for... well, you know.

Simple

Simple Assembly

Since it requires no extra adhesives or tools and has no particular part order, Loaf is fairly simple to put together once you recieve the parts.

Customizable

Customizable

With a simple adjustment of Loaf's CAD file, one can change its height or width with ease.