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Six-in-One Chair

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A piece of furniture that’s easy on the budget and butt, it lets you choose what you want to sit on and lean back on, and can then change with your mind.

The six-in-one chair has two parts, a stool-like base consisting of four legs joined to a frame, and the seat/backrest upper. This latter part resembles the three sides of a cube that meet at one corner. One side might have a thick cushion, one could be bare but curved and the third could be straight with a thin cushion and inclined at a slight angle.

By unlocking the upper half from the base and rotating it 120 degrees, one selects a new seat and can choose from two new backrests. See example below.

FarmerJohn, Jul 31 2003

(?) example http://www.geocitie.../sixinonechair.html
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       I just bought a minivan with a rear seat that can be pivoted from front-facing to rear-facing, for tailgaiting. The seat back becomes the seat, and the seat becomes the seat-back. It's only two-in-one, though, and the surfaces really aren't all that different.
beauxeault, Jul 31 2003
  

       I'm afraid this is first of your ideas where the illustration is less helpful to me than the description. Do you mean that the top part (seat and backrests) comes clean off the base, and you can use any of the three sides as the seat?
DrCurry, Jul 31 2003
  

       A guy at our theater built a piece of furniture like this. It became a park bench, a double bed, a couch, and three other pieces of furniture (I don't know what they were, I didn't see the piece on stage) It was one of the few shows at our theater that recieved applause for the set changes.
dbsousa, Jul 31 2003
  

       I was recently in a church that has a little chapel off to one side, that doubles as the "crying room" for babies and children when the main church is being used for big services. The backs of the pews swivel on a big hinge to allow people to reverse the direction they face (toward the chapel altar, or toward the main altar). Pretty neat, I thought.   

       Not sure I understand the "120 degrees" bit. Aren't you rotating it 90 degrees?
krelnik, Jul 31 2003
  

       [DrCurry] Yes, alternatively have a jointed swivel at the outside corner of the three sides.   

       [krelnik] It depends on your line of sight and where the open sides end up: looking into the corner as in the drawing, 120 degrees; looking from the side, 90 degrees causing one of the open sides to change places (possibly necessitating an additional 90 degree rotation of the whole chair).
FarmerJohn, Jul 31 2003
  
      
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