Chair Share: Ben Mayne
Ben Mayne's chair was inspired by the architect and theorist Buckminster Fuller, who coined the term “tensegrity” to describe a structure whose form relies on both compression and tension. Made of five laminated wood panels, Ben’s chair is held together with a splayed array of rigid cables. Under tension when sat upon, the cables form a curve that complements the overall composition. When relaxed, the cables ease while still maintaining the chair’s overall shape.