Power in numbers – it’s a story that’s been told many times, with varying aims. But it’s latest iteration is an architectural chair titled “2450 white / clear,” and is the latest work of designer Junpei Tamaki. As the name somewhat implies, the chair is constructed from 2450 pieces of acrylic sticks that each measure 5mm. If laid flat they could span the Empire State building, twice.
Alone, they are helplessly frail. Gridlocked together, they transform into a mysterious structure that maintains a visual fragility but is a robust, functional chair that supports almost any weight.