The New Electron Chair by Konstantin Achkov for LOCK

February 13th, 2016 by retail design blog

The New Electron Chair by the designer Konstantin Achkov, known for his projects in interlocking systems and puzzle furniture has launched a Kickstarter campaign. The first prototype of the chair with orange textile, published two years ago on the net, was very well accepted by the public. This made the designer to upgrade further the idea of the chair. After creating several different prototypes he reached a better assembly, a more clear vision and innovative back that easily transform a stool into a chair. The chair also comes in more compact flat-pack.

Each part of the chair is made of one sheet 18mm beech plywood cut precisely by a CNC router. The joints of the chair are unique and provide strength and space reduction. They allow extremely user-friendly assembly and hold the elements of the chair strongly and in a natural way. All the elements are assembled on the puzzle principle without the use of screws, nails, etc. All the wooden parts of the chair are finished with Teak oil. The standard chair is offered with black, UV protected, coated textile.

The designer has developed a special set of accessories. Peanut trays, tea-light holders and coat hangers are cut together with the chair, from the waste material, while forming the openings in the wooden elements. This results in a zero waste production of the chair. Designer Konstantin Achkov is a sculptor who worked for many years with complex structures like “tensegrity”. This is the one of the reasons that Electron chair presents a mixture of art and innovative engineering.

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