The Nika Chair is the result of a brief set by Herman Miller UK to design a personal and enriching piece of furniture that would be utilized by rural school children. Many of these children travel great distances to school every day and are not guaranteed a seat in their classroom, which means that they end up on the floor.
The transition from classroom to education outdoors occurs frequently because of the severe heat indoors. The piece of furniture had to be adaptable and had to be capable of withstanding amplified weather conditions. Taking the above into account, it had to be simple to understand and easy for a child to assemble.
Designer : Fraser Leid for Herman Miller UK
Fraser approached the task with a mindset to ensure that every child would have his/her own seat. The final design is lightweight, portable, weatherproof and durable. By combining the properties of a hard-shell plastic case with re-purposed wooden legs to make the framework sturdy, the satchel can be utilized as a seat or work surface.
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