A lightweight leisure chair.
It's good for indoors or outdoors. It's easy to move around, easy to clean, and easy to relax in.
1. "Where will it live?"
In the sun, in the shade, and sometimes in the rain. By the pool or by the beach, in the grass or in the sand. With a good book and a cold drink.
2. Form inspirations were drawn from the intended manufacturing process of molded carbon fiber. The material is durable, weather-proof, easy to clean and very easy to move around.
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 of the adhesion joint for support, and eliminate most lever/pry stress. Both parts are designed with accommodation for draft so that they may be produced with single-part molds. A high-strength epoxy bonds the parts together.
3. Foam fit model:
4. Early surface sketch to final version
5. Quarter scale print to evaluate flex points, full-scale carbon fiber leg sample, and tooling file:
6. Carbon fiber 1:1 prototype is currently in progress. Check back soon!