Last week Kyle Megill presented at the 2014 Toronto Interior Design Show (IDS14) the new H-Chair, a concept aiming to revolutionize dining environments. The inspiration for the concept came during Megill’s research for his undergraduate thesis.
The “H” in the chair’s name refers to the design’s focus and attention on the personalized headspace provided, creating a unique environment offering acoustics, comfort, lighting, as well as accessibility.
Each design element was carefully taken into consideration. The sinuous back seat and arched headpiece was designed to reduce noise pollution and create a more intimate dining experience. The arched headpiece includes a seamlessly integrated LED light strip that allows users to customize their environment through a touch dimmer located on the underside of the seat.
The design of the chair addresses some of the essential needs in today’s commercial dining environment: ergonomics, acoustics and the ability to create a more personal and intimate dining experience.
Designer: Kyle Megill
Dimensions: 20″W x 24″D x 53″H
Materials: Wood, Brushed Stainless Steel, Leather, Medium Density Foam
Upholstery: Maham – Salon – 022 Fieldstone, 92% Wool, 8% Nylon, 40,000+ cycles, Martindale Method
Electrical: LED Strip, Touch Sensor, Power Pack (8 AA’s)
Power: 100 Hours, 25 Days back-to-back
Weight: 44 Pounds (19.9 Kg)
*All images and information courtesy of Kyle Megill.