The Lily Chairs 2011
The Lily Chairs are innovative ply-formed stacking chairs which are functional, versatile and aesthetically unique. When stacked the Lily Chairs function as a single chair, they can then transform to become two separate chairs. By further division these become two Japanese style dining table/chair sets.
Whilst following a competition brief asking the designer to investigate the changing dining habits of the last century, David Ross’ research showed many people were living in accommodation which wasn’t large enough to have permanent dining areas. Without this communal dining space even those living in shared accommodation were finding themselves dining alone or in front of a TV. Many people are therefore missing out on one of the most regular social activities which is key to keeping happy and healthy – eating together. The Lily Chairs were designed to address this issue by making the most of domestic space available. A metamorphic piece of furniture the Lily Chairs can provide varied amounts of seating and also encourage informal communal dining resulting in increased happiness and wellbeing.
The Lily Chairs were launched at Tent London, September 2011.