1898 / 1-arm chair

The idea for a one-armed chair was conceived out of a fortunate accident, when one of the arms fell off during transport. This presented two options: to either fix the arm or accept the flaw and use it as a design element. The latter seemed fitting to the cause of SF Animal Care and Control, as the spirit of acceptance would resonate within the chair.

The arm and legs were reconstructed with new back and seat pieces. All new parts were mechanized using CNC technology. The 28 pieces of Baltic Birch Plywood were stacked together creating a contrast with the ornamental details of the original chair. This transition between the old and new is unified by the application of a glossy black finish.

Gabriela Meneghetti
Architect (Brazilian license) + Interior Designer San Francisco, CA