shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way that Antoní
Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of
hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most
logical shape for withstanding forces.
techniques and materials were used to be able to apply Gaudi's
methods in lightweight furniture.
The Gaudi Chair is the follow-up of the Gaudi Stool
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 forcespecified 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 technoloqy 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.