The shape and function of the 501 Chair is directly derived from an earlier project ‘The ‘Sitable Trousers’ referencing 501 denim. It provides a flexible method of resting, between a sitting and standing position. The design is constructed by an outline modified to secure structural strength and visual definition.
The 501 Chair was designed by Assa Ashuach during his masters at London’s Royal College of Art. This work was purchased by the UK Contemporary Art Society in 2004.