David Graas – FIY (Finish It Yourself) Chair


The “FIY” children’s chair (2007) is a Finish It Yourself product. Finish It Yourself is one step beyond Do It Yourself. Two parts of the chair are for the most part pre-cut in the packaging of the chair. The user “produces” two parts of the chair by cutting them free from the box and then assemble the chair together with the other parts inside the box. The big advantage is that in this way you use most of the packaging as well, resulting in less waste. But it’s also a lot of fun puzzling your chair together. The cut out of the profile of the chair on the box is a manual in itself; just by looking at it you immediately understand what it is and how it should be assembled. FIY is 100% cardboard and therefore 100% recyclable.

FIY Chair made by David Graas

De status van het zelfbouwdesign krijgt een stevige impuls dankzij inventieve meubels van jonge ontwerpers als David Graas. Graas koos karton als materiaal voor zijn Ultimate Flatpack Furniture Collection.  Bij de FIY Chair (een afkorting van ‘finish it yourself’) is de verpakking onderdeel van het eindproduct.

FIY Chair is een ontwerp van David Graas