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Gaudi Chair

09.02.2012 | Design, Video
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    • The shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way that Antoní Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces. High-end techniques and materials were used to be able to apply Gaudi’s methods in lightweight furniture. The Gaudi Chair is the follow-up of the Gaudi StoolTo be able to determine the structure of the chair’s backrest, a software script was used.The script was based on three steps: First the distribution of forces across the surface of the chair. Secondly the direction of forces defined the direction of the ribs. Finally the amount of forcespecified the height of a rib. Materials and techniques were chosen to create a lightweight chair. The surface is of carbonfiber, the ribs are made of glass-filled nylon, by selective laser sintering. The project researches how new technoloqy can be based on simple, logical concepts. In this case a concept which has proven it’s strength and beauty for over a hundred years.

The shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way that Antoní Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.
High-end techniques and materials were used to be able to apply Gaudi’s methods in lightweight furniture.

Gaudi Stool Film from Studio Geenen on Vimeo.

  • Production of the chair in the composite workshop. Here we create the carbon-fiber top of the chair. Next to it the body of a F3000 racing car.

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