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Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #15856] Tue, 10 August 2010 01:24 UTC Go to next message
avatar Chris Hardy  is currently offline Chris Hardy
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Thanks Shapeways. I wouldn't have been able to do this without you guys!

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In situ at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney.

This response to Powerhouse Museum's Re-loved exhibition arose from looking at modernist attitudes to adopting new technologies in the early part of last century. Just like Breuer's Cesca chair, one of the first cantilevered chairs brought about by the use of new fabrication techniques, this reinterpretation of the Cesca chair (a modernist classic) uses contemporary generative techniques and rapid prototyping technology as an homage to modernism.

The generative method used is voronoi subdivision of a point cloud. This enabled further meaning to be built into the chair by using an image of the chair's creator to influence the point cloud - Breuer becomes a ghost in the chair. The technology used to build the chair was selective laser sintering (Shapeways). This was used based on its strength characteristics and its ability to be formed quickly and easily based on the quite complex geometry.

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Modelled in Rhino & Alibre, rendered with VRay for Rhiho

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Construction images

Cheers,
Chris Hardy

[Updated on: Tue, 10 August 2010 04:13 UTC]

Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #15858 is a reply to message #15856 ] Tue, 10 August 2010 03:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bitstoatoms  is currently offline bitstoatoms
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Very cool

Great to see a larger scale project on Shapeways.

well done

Was this on show at the Powerhouse in Sydney?


Duann Scott

Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #15860 is a reply to message #15858 ] Tue, 10 August 2010 04:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks drscott, it was really great to work at this scale. I enjoyed it heaps.

That's right, the chair is being exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney until mid October as part of their 'Re-loved' exhibition.

Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #15861 is a reply to message #15860 ] Tue, 10 August 2010 05:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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cool,

shoot me an email at duann(at)shapeways.com

cheers

Duann


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Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #16019 is a reply to message #15861 ] Fri, 13 August 2010 11:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Jettuh  is currently offline Jettuh
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WOW amazing Surprised

that would have costet you a lot of money? Surprised
i say 1500dollar? Surprised

[Updated on: Fri, 13 August 2010 11:39 UTC]

Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #16027 is a reply to message #15856 ] Fri, 13 August 2010 12:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wow! a large scale print!
that first photo made me sit up and look closer! Very Happy
Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #16068 is a reply to message #15856 ] Sat, 14 August 2010 10:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's absolutely incredible. WSF, I assume?

Andy
Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #16144 is a reply to message #15856 ] Mon, 16 August 2010 02:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love this... Fantastic job...

Todd
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Re: Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #16251 is a reply to message #15856 ] Tue, 17 August 2010 10:52 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Chris Hardy  is currently offline Chris Hardy
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Thanks everyone, really cool to hear that people like my work!

Jettuh: yep, it was expensive about $1060 (not as expensive as it would been without Shapeways).

Drawn-Steel Hero: that's right, WSF. Such awesome material properties and really cheap as well.

 
   
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