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Project by Austin posted 04-29-2011 03:15 AM 2242 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eleanor is a chair I have been working on for the past few months. I wanted to integrate wood and steel together in such as way that you are unable to see the difference in material change. I made all of the frame into the round stock diameter of 1 1/8” so it would give the illusion of the same material but just a change in color. I have a close up of the steel component, a close up of that back, which is a CNC cut panel that is a mirrored image of the upholstery design that I did in the front. The last picture is a close up shot of the back upholstery. All the fabrication was done by me.

Materials: Black Walnut, Steel, Twill fabric

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 03:21 AM

Nice chair and Austin, it was awful nice of you to name it for my wife. LOL

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 04:05 AM

I have no idea how you go about shaping the steel components like that, but they look great. I really like the overall design.

-- -Daniel. "To be, rather than to seem" (not my words, but I like them)

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Jeffery Mullen

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 08:59 AM

Thanks for sharing. I love the design you created. Looks like a real relaxing chair to sit in. The colors are great.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 01:28 PM

Beautiful work, Austin. I enjoy seeing contemporary and fresh designs. Very nice.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 02:11 PM

Very contemporary looking piece…......LOVE it!

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design, [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 06:47 PM

Thanks everyone!

The steel is tubing welded together and some machining to get the joints nice and tight

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#8 posted 04-29-2011 08:25 PM

Great Lines.

I think you may have accomplished more than you set out to accomplish. It has a very original look, and the matrerials flow seemlessly into eachother. I’m sure you know this chair would have mass appeal. But as a one off it’s a fantastic peice.

-- Anthony

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#9 posted 04-29-2011 08:28 PM

Thanks Anthony! I have definitely accomplished more than I was planning to originally. It turned out fantastic. I am definitely thinking about making multiples of this

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#10 posted 04-29-2011 08:39 PM

A very nice chair, the pattern gives it an extra touch.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 04-29-2011 08:43 PM

Unique design well done.


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#12 posted 05-13-2011 12:09 AM

Very cool

-- --"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in...some of us just go one god further" Richard Dawkins

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 05:48 AM

My chair was just at ICFF! so exciting!

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