Secret of the Contract Chair

Hidden beneath the seat is a gravity lock. This lock is comprised of four oak sliders with lapping joinery so that, when slid around in the correct order, they remove themselves from the drawer sides. The drawer front masks itself as the chair's front apron. If the incorrect movements are performed, the sliders will not set and they will slide back into the locked position. The drawer volume was designed to hold  letters, papers, images and small objects.