Ian Cooke, jeune designer américain basé du côté de Philadelphie nous présente son projet de chair réalisée du côté de Copenhague dans le cadre d’un workshop, baptisé Seneca chair, une assise confortable entièrement en bois.
Deux coques pouvant nous renvoyer une nouvelles fois aux créations Eames, viennent parfaitement vous soutenir, le tout solidement fixé à une structure et piètement architecturaux.
« During a 9-week design program in Copenhagen with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, I was tasked with designing and building a chair completely out of hardwood. This went from conceptualization to hand built full-scale model during that time. With complete creative freedom, I started exploring different ideas with my one restriction in mind that would be comfortable and usable in almost any space. Taking inspiration from Danish tradition: I wanted to incorporate an interesting use of light, a clean visual aesthetic, and use the joinery as an interesting visual element. I first started sketching ideas as they came to mind, which progressed for several weeks during the initial study period. The entire group of students then went on two-week study trips, which lead us to experience many different designers from 3 different countries. Returning to Copenhagen, I started modeling and drawing simultaneously in order to have 3 solid ideas to bring to the mid crit. Moving on from the mid crit we had one week to finalize our design, which then moved to 1:1 construction drawings done by hand. These drawings were then used to build our chair starting from a raw slab of wood. Mapping out our wood carefully was very important. We had to make sure that it would all fit on one piece, which would then be cut down to my determined measurements. Having 2 weeks to build our chairs this tedious process had to move quickly. The shells were found in their raw state to match what I needed, pressured for time I had to make decisions quickly in order to finish. Finally, gluing all of the pieces together was the moment of truth. The chair is sturdy, and comfortable and was finished in time for the annual DIS show. It now sits in my home, and looking forward I am working with the design to make it more easily, and quickly repeatable.«
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