methods of work #37: Modernist chair - riffing on a vocabulary of shapes

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Blog entry by Loren posted 06-28-2014 01:22 AM 1883 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is turning out as an interesting design. I am personally not that modernist leaning in my tastes, but I like to play with combining shapes and doing technical things for the heck of it. It occurred to me I could use the bent u-shape I used on other chairs to do this one, since it does actually work for parking one’s posterior and I know how to make it already. I was gonna do something trapezoidal, but really this is easier to make for me and introduces a whole new level to the geometric presentation of the chair from every angle. Chairs are sculpture in the round, which is part of why, aesthetically speaking, making a good one is considered so challenging. In reality they aren’t that hard to do, but one does have to know enough to do joinery well.

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#1 posted 06-28-2014 02:03 AM

Loren That is a really beautiful chair nice job.

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