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I was trying to "Engineer" chairs

Barry Irby
Triangles are rigid structures. They don't change shape without the material deforming or the joints failing.

So, what I was questioning was why not use triangles in the design? Would a chair that rigid be less comfortable? Would they break rather than flexing? Would they be harder to build?

To me this is almost a philosophical question. Why has chair design emerged based on rectangles and trapezoids rather than triangles?

Clearly "chairs" are successful. I am considering building a few, Not sure why I think I can or need to improve on them. Just wondering.

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