SILVA/BRADSHAW: What inspired your piece for MAD? “We’d seen an origami documentary that profiled this guy who held to the principle that he would bend the paper only once. We tried to make something that adhered to that same principle and came up with a simple sheet bent along a curve, which produced a shape reminiscent of a shirt collar. This led us to create a piece of furniture that had both an inner and outer shell: The inner shell would form the backrest and seat portion of a chair, and the outer shell would form the legs, with the seat itself being the most structural part.” Above: A series of quarter-scale models used to develop the form and construction process of the Collar chair.
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SILVA/BRADSHAW: What inspired your piece for MAD? “We’d seen an origami documentary that profiled this guy who held to the principle that he would bend the paper only once. We tried to make something that adhered to that same principle and came up with a simple sheet bent along a curve, which produced a shape reminiscent of a shirt collar. This led us to create a piece of furniture that had both an inner and outer shell: The inner shell would form the backrest and seat portion of a chair, and the outer shell would form the legs, with the seat itself being the most structural part.” Above: A series of quarter-scale models used to develop the form and construction process of the Collar chair.