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Vertice was a second year industrial design group project. The brief challenged us to design and create a chaise longue that challenged the aspec… Read More
Vertice was a second year industrial design group project. The brief challenged us to design and create a chaise longue that challenged the aspect of comfort. Our chaise longue in particular addressed the aspect of comfort through a cradle-like design. The chaise encompassed the user in a rigid steel cage designed and fabricated using mild steel rod shaped into a decagon shape to allow the user to sit the chaise in various positions. The abstract chaise longue was created using 8mm steel rod, bent manually on a rod bender into a decagon shape. After ten of these were made, they were then welded together at each vertex of the decagon frame with rod to create the skeletal, shell like form. The cushions were made from vinyl and sponge and were tied onto the frame to allow the user to change the positions of the cushions if necessary. Read Less
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Vertice: Chaise Longue
 Group members: Andrea Buhmann, Patrick Crowe Rishworth, Jodie Meadows, Atsushi Yamada, Rhea Hopkinson and Myself

Vertice offers an understanding of relaxation within a space. Inhabitants see contrast between it's potential for excitement, drastic movement and resonating sound. It's softer side; relaxation, stability and gentle settling hum. The want for a space that is able to be passive or active, private or social, sharp or soft is answered with Vertice. It is a space which reflects and responds to the mood to those dwelling within it.was a second year industrial design group project. The brief challenged us to design and create a chaise longue that challenged the aspect of comfort. Our chaise longue in particular addressed the aspect of comfort through a cradle-like design. The chaise encompassed the user in a rigid steel cage designed and fabricated using mild steel rod shaped into a decagon shape to allow the user to sit the chaise in various positions.
Process:
Sketches that I contributed to the project.
Investigating ergonomics
Sketch model + ergonomics experimentation
Bending and welding the steel rod together. Patrick and I worked on the full scale model while the others did documentation work and the smaller scale model version.
Studio photos: