Dispersion Chair


Via computer modeling, we started with a basic square lounge chair made from solid wood sides, seat, and back. We gave it some representative loading conditions and used finite element analysis to measure the stress and strain on all the components. We then applied a generative design algorithm to gradually remove material and stress test the resulting shape. This process ran thousands of times until all the unnecessary material was gone.

The result is fundamentally similar to how natural selections acts on structures in nature to produce maximum efficiency. Not surprisingly, the Dispersion chair has a form resembling natural organic shapes, like bones or branches. It is startlingly light, delicate but strong- reminiscent of bird skeletons in the collections of natural history museums.

Dispersion is made in Denver and ships fully assembled. It is the first entry in the Housefish Studio Collection, a select group of pieces that represent some of our more experimental, innovative work.


28″ wide, 27” high, 27” deep. Seat height 16″ at leading edge


Solid ash. Zero VOC bleached or blackened hardwax oil finish. 100% paper based packaging.


Made in Denver, Colorado, USA

Use Advice

Probably not the best choice for busy commercial environments. Ultimate weight limit has not been physically tested.

Lead Time

Made to order, normally ships in 4-6 weeks.

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