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PONO Chair

PONO is a disassembled chair for school for children between 6 to 10 years old to be constructed directly in the class. As the educational process is shifting to digital learning, PONO wants to bring more ‘ hands-on’ schooling methods by creating a specific moment at the beginning of the class for the kid to assemble their own seat. Thematically, Pono is about practical teaching and contact with a changing and growing material letting kids explore creativity and problem solving with their hands. The kid will learn how to solve a children’s size puzzle, creating a relevant contrast and a balance between the learning of gestures intended for digital devices and practical ones. Playful shapes and proportions present the chair as a new character in the classroom environment, providing differentiation in the learning process and creating a new relationship between kids and furnitures that are perceived as personal creations.

Credits

Design
Alessandro Simone, Italy

Project made for
FLOKK (Norway) in collaboration with ECAL University

Year of production
2020

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