Compass Folding Chair by Gabriel Tan

Compass Folding Chair is a minimalist folding chair created by Singapore-based designer Gabriel Tan. The project is a folding chair originates from the necessity for impermanent seating for special occasions. While impermanence often gets a bad name in design, when related to experiences it takes on a more nuanced meaning. Folding chairs are often used for some of the most significant moments in life, whether that be a graduation or wedding, where everyone can come together to help pack up the space and savor a few more moments together. The concept was to design a neat, comfortable folding chair that is easy to deploy and beautiful in its folded state so that it can be hung or displayed.