December 1, 2015 Furniture
Gaudi Chair has a structure of glass-filled Nylon covered by a shell of carbon fiber. The nylon structure is slective-laser-sintered (3D printing) by the Dutch company ‘Freedom of Creation’.
Designed using the same methods as Antoni Gaudi, who made models of changing chains, that upside-down showed him the strongest shapes for his churches. In the chair, the chain-models are combined with a software script to generate the structure of the ribs. This is necessary because of the complexity of the forces in a chairs backrest.
High-end materials and techniques were used to create a lightweight chair. [ Bram Geenen ]