Today we bring you a novelty from Canada. A folding chair: The OSSA, created by Vancouver-based design duo Johannessen & Clarke. The pair (Solveig and Krystin, respectively) met while they were students at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and drew inspiration for the chair from skeletal structures of indigenous animals:
The construction evokes surprise and delight with an expressive folding option through its center spine. OSSA is the Latin name for bones which tributes the fifty bone elements required for the spinal hinge and equally points to our inspiration of anatomy and Canadian wildlife such as venison or wild goats.
It’s a fantastic design reading from nature elements.
The angles and precise spacing of the spine hinge allows the bones to only bend in one direction. Although it seems flexible, the position which it moves is very precise.
The J&C website is not accurate about whether or not they’re still students, and by far the OSSA’s the only piece there, we hope to see more from that team in the future.