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Chris Hardy's 'Re-loved' Cesca Chair [message #15856] Tue, 10 August 2010 01:24 UTC Go to previous 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]

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