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Project by mdf posted 2555 days ago 4088 views 29 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my prototype of a folding chair made of plywood. It is inspired by some Danish designed chairs from the 50s. It is quite comfortable, but I will be changing the design a bit and make it more sleek.





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Don

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#1 posted 2555 days ago

Beautiful chair, wonderful setting.

mdf, it’s obvious you are not a novice, although a novice to this site – welcome.

I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#2 posted 2555 days ago

Great chair! What type and thickness of plywood did you use? It looks very comfortable.

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#3 posted 2555 days ago

Nice looking chair. Very cool design!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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#4 posted 2555 days ago

I really like the little arms!

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mdf

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#5 posted 2555 days ago

Thank you all very much for your kind words. I used birch ply, 3/4 thick.

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2555 days ago

Very nice looking chair Mdf, glad to have you aboard. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Kaleo

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#7 posted 2555 days ago

Very well done. It looks alot like the Barcelona chair, I can’t remember who or when it was made. But it is really nicely done.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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#8 posted 2273 days ago

J likes the style of the chair beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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FritzM

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#9 posted 2263 days ago

MDF: what a great simple clean design! I love it! What finish did you use (if any)? The color stayed so clear.

Kaleo: It was Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona. And I agree, a great (unintentional?) reinterpretation of a classic.

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-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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mdf

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#10 posted 2263 days ago

Kaleo and FritzM – you are right the chair does have some of the same lines, however I think my chair is closer to Hans Wegner’s folding chair from 1949. He may have been inspired by Mies Van der Rohe?. There is not much new under the sun!

The chair never got a finish. It was a prototype made out of basic plywood. The new “version” is made from red oak and the seat and back is weaved with Danish Cord.

Mads

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FritzM

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#11 posted 2262 days ago

mdf: I hadn’t seen Wegner’s folding chair until you mentioned it…. beautiful! I really like your interpretation of it. Yours in some way is a more modern (meaning of today’s) style….. I think it’s the shape of the arm rests and their position on the chair and the lack of stays connecting the seat to the back under the chair. Yours has a more CNC “flat-pack” look which I really like.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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trifern

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#12 posted 2202 days ago

Very nice design. It looks very inviting.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Callum Kendall

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#13 posted 2202 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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jeanmarc

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#14 posted 2187 days ago

Nice looking chair.Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 1926 days ago

I like the fact the chair is WIDE. Very Nice!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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