1:16 scale paper model of
Share Chairs designed by Ineke Hans in 2001.
laser cut paper parts flat packed, in a postcard size plastic bag, together with an assembly instruction and information of the chair.
size / 112 x 156 mm
weight / 15 g
Designed by Ineke Hans, 2001
A rocking chair for one or two children to play with, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. An early example of domestic furniture in industrially manufactured recycled plastic. Typically Hans reflects social issues and contemporary concerns in this playful design.
Hans studied Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, and has been working with international manufacturers as well as teaching at several institutions. Throughout her career, she has been questioning the value of visual communication and the role of designers in relation to both global and local issues – such as promoting sustainable materials or reviving local craft skills to sustain local communities.
Share Chairs and Crash Car are both from Hans’s series called Black Beauties, Kids Collection. She challenged a common idea that children are attracted by colours, proving that they also find shapes and the potential function of objects interesting, even though the objects are in black.