Gaudi Chair and Stool by Bram Geenen
To be able to determine the structure of the chair’s backrest, a software script was used.The script was based on three steps: First the distribution of forces across the surface of the chair. Secondly the direction of forces defined the direction of the ribs. Finally the amount of force-specified the height of a rib.
Materials and techniques were chosen to create a lightweight chair. The surface is of carbonfiber, the ribs are made of glass-filled nylon, by selective laser sintering. The project researches how new technology can be based on simple, logical concepts. In this case a concept which has proven it’s strength and beauty for over a hundred years.