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 to dedicate for the kid to assemble their own seat.
Thematically, Pono is about practical teaching and contact with a changing and growing material letting kids to explore creativity and problem solving with their hands.
Starting from an analysis of children’s capacities between 6 and 10 years old, the design is shaped around four nesting parts of local wood to be assembled with easy joints and reversible constraints adapt for this age range of abilities’ exploration.
The kid will learn how to solve a children size puzzle, dealing joints and learning to use different parts and the screwdriver, creating a relevant contrast and a balance between the learning of gestures intended for digital devices and the 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.
Completed: 2020 in ECAL