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A Flat-Packed Chair Made of a Seat and Six Sticks

Etc.etc. challenged themselves to design a chair that a 4 year old could draw. That idea led to Naïve, a simple construction, wooden chair for Lithuanian furniture brand Emko that’s made up of six, equally sized sticks and a seat. For added comfort, a soft “pullover” can be added to the back.

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The biggest challenge they ran into was coming up with the best angles and lengths for the sticks in order to make sitting comfortable.

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By using six of the same size parts, it allows for simplified production and shipping. The chair comes flat-packed in a small box and easily assembles by screwing in the six legs into the scooped seat.

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Naïve is available in six colors or a natural oiled ash. If you obtain more than one, you can easily mix the colors up by swapping out the pieces.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.