Winner of the Prix Du Jury 2017
The aim of this project is to diminish our wood consumption and celebrate this noble material by designing a robust, long lasting chair with an efficient and simple process. "0.6 Chair" is a dinning chair and café chair with a new process of laminated wood. A sandwich of wood veneer and carbon fibre fabric highly reinforces the whole structure and brings down the thickness of this chair to only 0.6cm. Structural curves and angles in the design help this chair to get incredibly strong and require only 3 to 5 wooden veneers (depending of the thickness of the veneer chosen) with a weight under 2kg. Time is fundamental in this project as carbon fibre do not oxidize and as the wood veneer on the top could easily being replaced or put a layer on top. The manufacture time and the whole process of the chair is simplified, using the mould in two parts. Emotional design has also an impact on long lasting products. This is why the warmed of the wood and the illusion that this chair creates by its thinness is designed to fascinate and create a longer relationship with the user.