Portability contextual image: two of many easy-carry grip positions
In-use contextual image: Sitting in sand after the blade was rotated open 180° & inserted by pushing it in with one's foot placed through the hub-less axle (like a shovel).
BEFORE: this is the client's prototype and solution to the problem
Beach Chair

Through Focus PDM

Beach lovers see it all the time. A surfboard buried nose-first in the sand, a surfer using it as a backrest. We’ve taken this concept up a notch or two and designed an ergonomic, stylish beach chair that you push into the sand and use the exposed portion as a backrest. It’s easy to set up, lightweight and folds up for transport to and from your vehicle. The Sandshell Beach Chair is the future of beach leisure.

Surfacing C2 curve continuous & clever mechanism

Rotational molded hub-less beach lounger. plant it in the sand by placing your foot through the hub-less axle like a shovel.

Freelance, Moonlighting
Allen Wilson
Industrial Designer in Research, Development and Design @ Blue Marble Medford, OR