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Affordance / bent plywood chair


I designed this bent plywood chair in consideration of natural unconscious human behavior. I am very inspired by James Jerome Gibson’s definition of ‘Affordance’ which Naoto Fukasawa explains as a phenomenon in which “man constantly searches for value in situations within an environment.” An experience like this occurs when one finds a fire hydrant on the street to sit and rest on while they wait for someone. It is a form which does not necessary look like a chair, although firm and supportive and sat on unconciously. It is a chair that provides people’s needs in situation as a logical consequence.


Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
Product design
New York, United States

Kimberly Snyder, Kerry McNaughton


Parsons The New School For Design

Parsons The New School For Design
New York, United States

Toshi Fukaya