Type Chairs

It took designer Roeland Otten 10 years to bring his type chairs idea to life. He’ll present the prototypes this month during Dutch Design Week.

As a graphic designer it was a challenge to design these series of chairs that also had to form a consistent font (typeset). The forms of the characters arose from totally different rules where capital and cabinet are by each other depending what is best to sit on. I used sans serif, unless necessary (and then the radius of the serif corresponds to the curves of rounded letters and as there were still quite some serifs needed, I decided to change the thickness of the lines significantly: 15cm for vertical lines, 5cm for horizontal lines and 5cm for the thickness of the material when used as the back of a chair. The seat height is either 46 or 80cm.

via Not Cot