Cocoons serve as temporary homes for caterpillars during their metamorphosis into butterflies. The cocoon is a bridge between the past and the future. Similarly, Chrysalis provides a piece of home in a light-weight, affordable design.

Chrysalis is designed to be sold to college students inhabiting small living spaces. This delicate chair can be flat-packaged for ease of shipping. With only a few inexpensive pieces of cardboard, Chrysalis is both sustainable and economical.

The project commenced with various cardboard manipulations and experimentations. The first prototype consisted of the slotting of many strips of cardboard to create a skeleton-like structure. This method was ultimately not sufficient in carrying the weight of a human body.

The new design utilizes the slotting of a central X which forms the base and main support of the chair. The seat is wrapped in a cardboard skin which creates the backing and arm rest.