A course in Furniture Design and seating tectonics.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, College of Industrial Design.
Course led and supervised by: Chris Hardy
The design was pure story and process driven. Taking in the account of a possible manufacturing
technique and realistic material choice. I found my story in how women always are talking about
what heels does for their legs and tried to catch that in a tapered stiletto-like back leg.
Complex wooden joinery is normally done in a traditional way. Cutting and fitting pre-lathed parts
together and then sanding all the angles and merges together by hand.
I saw a manufacturing technique opportunity here to make the design and production faster and more
efficient. The whole chair was modeled from my sketches and measurements into 3D, then all of the
wooden parts was cut and arranged and fitted to match the dimensions so they could be laid at on a
CNC-router table. An important step here was to align everything to get the grain directions right in the
wood for maximum strength and stability.
-”I want to design an elegant all-wood chair and
hot it up with some “sexy legs” together with some interesting joinery.”
The chair consists of 16 individual parts and has an approximate routing time of 18 hours in total.
Project by Johan Liljeros, 2014