The chair concept adds extra drama to the event of sitting.
If sitting is done mostly to get comfortable, this chair draws its characteristics from this by displaying an alarming starting position which looks uncomfortable.
But literally – sit to get comfortable. As pressure is applied to the seat and it is forced flat, a rack and pinion mechanism is engaged, causing the arms of the chair to rotate from their jagged edge to their smooth edge.
The event of sitting transforms this chair from uncomfortable to comfortable.
Here is the rack and pinion mechanism which intended to rotate the arms of the chair on sitting and rotate them back on release. Although this system seemed to work when tested during making, near the end of the build when the jagged edge arms were attached, it didn’t work. Perhaps they were too heavy to be rotated.