The Helix Chair

The Helix Chair was inspired by nature and its fundamental building block, DNA. Just like DNA, I wanted to see if this chairs elements could be made from straight rods of steel, spiraling around a central axis, similar to DNA. It was an undergraduate project and I have yet to find a chair with the similar objective or form yet.

Initial Thumbnail Sketches:

A Level Development:

B Level Development:

Model prototype:


Rough Prototypes:

Polypropylene Prototypes:

The Final Model & Final Poster: (note: This is not an actual Knoll Product)