• Prize
    Winner in Chair
  • Company/Firm
    Furniture Smith
  • Designer
    Cameron Smith
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    David Desmarais, Mechanical Engineer; Adam Smith, Mechanical Engineer
  • Photo Credit
    Meagan West
  • Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Project Date
    May 2021
  • Project Link
  • Web URL

People are living in smaller, more flexible spaces. They deserve a chair that flexes with them. Most folding chairs are designed to be lightweight and portable. Their use is temporary and they give up quality, comfort and appeal for mobility. The Crisscross Chair takes a unique approach. Designed to emphasize style, quality and comfort in an everyday use chair, the Crisscross chair provides someone the ability to host a dinner party with four or ten people without sacrificing the setting. The added ability to fold and move makes the Crisscross chair the centerpiece of any room you move it to.

A geared mechanism concealed within the inner leg structure creates a synchronized motion with the seat and legs when folded. When the armrests are folded, the entire chair nests within the front legs making it easy to relocate to another room or store for another time.

Cameron has a passion for design and approaches everything he does as a design challenge. With design training from Stanford, he enjoys a successful design career running a product development consulting firm. Cameron has been recognized by international design awards for furniture, lighting and product designs. His focus on exploring design and the interaction between people and the products they use creates designs that redefine typical interactions with the user in unique, novel and beautiful ways. Cameron applied his design philosophy to furniture design and started Furniture Smith.

Other prizes
ID Magazine, Red Dot, Good Design Award, IDSA, A' Design, iF Design Award, Muse Design Award, BIG SEE, SIT Furniture Design Award, IDA Design Awards