Conventional furniture often fails to incorporate portability, versatility and interactivity into a single design. This project develops a furniture design that implements these three qualities through concepts used in origami and robotics. The integration of these concepts constructs a piece of furniture that can transform itself from a foldable, two dimensional hexagon into a chair or table through controlled motors. This design provides a portable, versatile and interactive solution for the constraints of common furniture and is significant because it reduces the demand for multiple pieces of furniture in small spaces, it self-assembles for facilitated elderly use and it can be stored and transported easily.
Designed and Engineered by Ryan Wahle