Fast Form & Function: 5 Minute Chair by MKS Design

Fast Form & Function: 5 Minute Chair by MKS Design

Nick Siemaska
Oct 17, 2011

Often times great concepts are created in a very small amount of time, through short bursts of brilliance. Adam Simha, of MKS Design, had such an experience with the conceptualization of the 5 Minute Chair, which was named after the time it took him to develop the chair's prototype.

Adam Simha is the MIT grad who founded MKS Design in 1998. With a focus on the medium of metal, MKS designs and manufactures innovative works of furniture, home accessories, and knives.

The 5 Minute Chair is a testament to Simha's mastery over metal. The steel from which the piece derives is dense, and as a result, hard to manipulate. But Simha was able to work with the material in a way that maintained the steel's structural integrity, while also making a chair that is sleek and surprisingly comfortable.

Because of the chair's strength and durability, the 5 Minute Chair will last for a lifetime and beyond. All that from a 5 minute prototype.

If you're in the Boston area, check this chair out in person at Room 68..

Images: Nick Siemaska

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