The Growing Chair
Chadle, a chair that transforms to accommodate the various stages of growth of a human. It serves as a cradle for a baby, and a simple twist allows you to convert it into a rocking chair for an adult.
- Nature inspired design
- Clean and minimal design
- Ease of use
Chadle is inspired from the growth cycles in nature.
In nature everything grows as a whole, as a system. All the elements of a system transform and adapt to accommodate the various stages of growth. For example, the outer layer of a seed fulfills the purpose of protecting the seed throughout the growth cycles of the seed.
But this is not the case with human lifestyle. Throughout our life cycle, we use various products that fulfill various needs of a particular stage. No product grows along with the human. For example, to fulfill the purpose of sitting, different chairs are designed for different age groups. We discard the products we outgrow, and this is not sustainable. With Chadle, the idea was to design a product that grows and transforms with the human. A product that accommodates various stages of the growth cycle.
While designing Chadle, our focus was to create a product that transforms with ease. With this in mind, various forms were explored. Through multiple iterations, the chair was designed to transform into a cradle and back to the chair with a simple twist of a knob.