Beth designed and constructed this chair in fewer than six weeks through a manufacturing course at Stanford. She used many processes in its construction: Solidworks modeling, ring rolling, milling, MIG welding, angle grinding, fish mouthing, ferrule crimping, brazing, press fitting, wood routing, vinyl cutting, screen printing, sewing.
With ever-limited space and an increasing pace of life, Beth noticed that people often find themselves spending nights where they did not expect to: an airport, their work, a train station, their school, a friend's house. While traveling in Asia, Beth often found herself curled up uncomfortably in hard airport seats at night, waiting for a flight out in the morning. Not once did she feel like she was welcome to do so and would have rather been hidden away from the janitors and other travelers.
The chair that Beth made doubles as a bed, to lessen the footprint, and provides privacy, as sleeping in any of the said places can be embarrasing. This circular chair design with a mechanically-rotating canopy is a whimsical way to achieve that function.