Vertebrae Chair

VERTEBRAE CHAIR

 

PROTOTYPE #1

STATUS: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

FEATURED: DESIGN BUREAU

EXHIBITED: INVENTORY 02 & ARCHIVE

 

The vertebrae chair explores the anthropomorphic synergy of the human body’s structure and its continued motion. The dimensions of the chair’s spine directly relate to the vertebra and its wooden ribs gently flex to accommodate human nuance and variability. The spine and each rib slightly vary in thickness and weight to save on material and maximize efficiency. The design and construction of the chair continually engage both analog and digital media of hand drawing, Revit, Autocad and laser cutting technologies.

INSPIRATION:
– Leornardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings and his visual understanding of how the spine
acts as the chassie to the human body

– The skeleton’s tethered connection of skin to
structure.

– Eadweard Muybridge’s early photographs of human figures in motion and the notion of
taking photographic “stills” and stringing them together to depict actual motion.

– The Ichthyo: The Architecture of Fish: X-Rays from the Smithsonian Institution

Photo Credit: Lemon Yellow

Design Sketch

Design Sketch

Photo Credit: Lemon Yellow

Photo Credit: Lemon Yellow

Postcard Design for Inventory Exhibit: Lemon Yellow

Photo Credit – Inventory 02: Lemon Yellow

Design Board

3D Model

Design Sketch

Small Scale Model

Small Scale Model

Small Scale Model

Inventory 02: Soul Does Matter – Projects

Design and Construction Photos

Design and Construction Photos