Crisscross Chair

Best Chair of the Year 2023

Category:Furniture - Chair UnitsLocation:Seattle, Washington, USADesigner:Cameron Smith, FurnitureSmith, Seattle, Washington, USA, and David Desmorais and Adam Smith, Product Creation Studio, Seattle, Washington, USAManufacturer:FurnitureSmith, Seattle, Washington, USA

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 back leg creates a synchronized motion with the seat and legs. When folded, the entire chair nests within the front legs making it easy to relocate to another room or store for another time.


Cameron Smith┃FurnitureSmith

Cameron is the co-founder and CEO of Product Creation Studio, a product development consulting group with a focus developing medtech and life science devices. With clients ranging from technology startups to Fortune 100 medical device companies, Cameron has gained experience working on large consumer centered products.

As an award-winning designer and engineer, Cameron’s talent and mechanical ability offers clients a holistic approach to product development that encompasses strategy, branding, design, and engineering, as well as domestic and international manufacturing.  Cameron leads complicated projects from strategy to production for a wide variety of medical companies, and has extensive experience collaborating with marketing teams on product research and design.

Cameron received his masters in engineering from Stanford’s renowned product design program, and he earned bachelor degrees in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

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