21L 17.25w 34.5h
baltic birch plywood & white laminate
The (ova) chair is a product of simplicity, technology, efficiency, and sustainability. The chair is made of 44 separate flat parts, cut from one sheet of stock, that when stacked horizontally, make the form of an architecturally organic structure.
The simplicity is in the form and design. The technology is in the process of fabricating the separate 44 pieces on a CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. The efficiency and sustainability stem from the technology of the CNC machining which allows the cutting process to be done in a fraction of the time it would take to do with conventional routers. This also makes more efficient use of the material, by creating less waste and better usage of the sheet goods.
The efficient use of the sheet goods, as well as the consideration of consumed energy to manufacture the parts, touches on the chair’s sustainable qualities. The inspiration for the (ova) chair was to create an affordable chair that embraced technology, and the ever-present global need for sustainable design & products.
Sean Scott is a designer whose background is in Industrial Design and the Arts. He received his BA in Industrial Design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since graduating he has worked in several areas of the design industry, and is now exploring his passion for furniture as the Design Director for the Chicago based furniture design firm, Niedermaier. Sean has been able to fully explore many aspects of design at Niedermaier including: furniture, display, store fixtures, interior design, and graphics. Aside from his full time job, Sean is currently establishing his own company, S2 Design, which focuses on consulting and custom furniture design.
"My influences come from the great designers and architects of the 20th century. Some of the greatest works from that era are "timeless", and can still fit in the most modern of settings. To me that is an ultimate goal to strive for. As designers it is our job to create the elements that will carry us into the next millennium."