Rhode Island School of Design graduate Nic Wallenberg has created ‘Squeeze’ chair innovation with elegant ergonomic curves.
Made by bending American Hickory
Squeeze is a minimalist design with an asymmetric joint that lets straight timber bend. Utilising the unique degree of flexibility that is inherent in Hickory (a popular species of wood for bow making), asymmetrically positioned slots are machined through the thickness of the timber around the frame, the seat and the back.
These slots are then pinched with a total of 5 bolts to create all the ergonomic bends required in a chair which means ‘Squeeze’ offers a low energy alternative to popular high-energy processes for creating bends in wood.
What is unique about this chair is that it’s made by bending American hickory without using steam bending or press moulding.
Simple yet elegant!