One would like to presume that nesting chairs are derivatives of either Russian matryoshka dolls – a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another – or perhaps more recently, Josef Albers’ Bauhaus Nesting Tables Set. Unfortunately though there really is no history at all on the nesting chair.
The concept is simple enough. A seat hides within it more seating. These are not to be confused with stacking chairs, which are found in offices, churches, schools, and other various rooms around the world. A nesting chair can be sat in whether nested or not and when the nested chairs are revealed they make one larger seat. It truly is an interesting design. It isn’t one seen often though. Enter Romanian inventor Daniel Chiriac.
Chiriac is a professional mechanical engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Design. A condo dweller and small space enthusiast, Chiriac’s hobby is to alter how things function, questioning how they can be improved. By day he works for a major aerospace company as a design engineer. But this chair – The More-In-One – is exactly as the title would suggest.
The first prototype was archaic and somewhat rigid Chiriac confesses. It lacked style but was incredible in terms of function.
Since 2015 Chiriac has moved on to a more comfortable design and is in a patent pending hold with a furniture company building a ready-to-produce prototype. The chair will ultimately be available in a variety of fabrics, thread counts, colors, etc. “The application of the More-In-One for the tiny house community is too good to be true.”, notes Chiriac. “People passionate about living in small spaces deserve quality furniture as well and this is what I intend to give them.”