Hannim is a recent graduate of Auburn’s industrial design program where she received an Outstanding Student Award for furniture design studio in the fall of 2015. She began at Auburn as a biology major and, after nearly three years, shifted her career path to a design field. She continued her education in industrial design while working as a barista. Hannim pulls her design inspiration from a variety of places including science, nature, culture, people and emotions. Her interest lies in emphatic, sustainable design. She aspires to be a maker and a designer that creates a lasting experience for the users.
The submitted piece is the first chair concept Hannim has ever designed. It was built as a part of a three-week-long task chair design summer workshop at Auburn University. Tilt Chair is a research-driven design concept that demonstrates the importance of ergonomic factors in our every day sitting device. The tilting point of the legs measures 7′′ from the front at a 10° angle. This change in angle relieves the pressure on the lower spine and the hipbone that builds up from sitting over a long period of time. Simple yet precise, this chair was ergonomically designed to optimize user’s comfort.