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The 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 c… Read More
The 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. High-end techniques and materials were used to be able to apply Gaudi's methods in lightweight furniture. Read Less
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Gaudi Stool & Gaudi Chair
Gaudi Stool
Gaudi Chair
Theshape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way that AntoníGaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model ofhanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and mostlogical shape for withstanding forces.
High-endtechniques and materials were used to be able to apply Gaudi'smethods 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.

A short introduction to the development process of the Gaudi Stool.
Production of the chair in the composite workshop. Here we create the carbon-fiber top of the chair. Next to it the body of a F3000 racing car.