Kompact - Andrew Barclay
Making things has always been one of my favourite pastimes, but I have always wanted them to have a function or solve a problem. PDE has offered me the chance to design, engineer and make a range of different products and systems, and has set me up well to continue doing that in the working world.
Every year, millions of people attend different outdoor events, ranging from BBQs to Airshows, but often the ground isn’t flat. However people still want something to sit on so they use camping chairs which are not designed for uneven or sloping ground. These can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. A new product for the market was required - a chair that can work in many different locations meaning the user can comfortably sit wherever they desire.
This is where the Kompact chair comes in. It has adjustable rear legs which allow it to work safely on sloping ground with an angle of up to 30°. This adjustment mechanism is simple, with telescopic legs held in place by sprung buttons. The chair is held together by bungee cord - this allows for rapid set up and take down as the tubes are all naturally pulled into the joints. It also means the chair can fold down into a small bag for easy transportation to different events. Comfort and versatility make Kompact the ideal outdoor event seating choice.