A lightweight lounge chair.
Form inspirations were drawn from the intended manufacturing process of open-face molded carbon fiber. I was interested in the expressive and structural limits of a single surface.
A two-piece structure ultimately seemed to offer the best results. The seat back and base are attached in such a way as to rely on shear strength for support, and eliminate most lever/pry stress. Both parts are designed with accommodation for draft so that they may be produced with open-face molds.
Foam fit model:
Blender 3D was utilized as a sketching tool as well as to sculpt and refine surfaces:
Quarter scale print to evaluate flex points, full-scale carbon fiber leg sample, and tooling file: