The Organic Chair is both a formal exploration and an exercise in 3-axis CNC machining. The form is organic and unique, each branching out from four structural supports, and its shape resembling that of a skeleton or a tree. The assembly consists of 16 individual parts, machined on a 3-axis CNC router.
The Organic Chair is currently a formal and structural prototype, created during the COVID-19 pandemic with limited access to facilities. I am relatively new to furniture makin, so please excuse any imperfections on the joineries.
The form of the chair is derived from a typology study (simulation result seen below). The simulation gave me insights formally and structurally, a helpful tool in creating the final design.
All 16 parts of the chair is done with a 3 axis CNC mill, entirely with a 0.5 inch ball router bit. All leg parts are milled on both sides, and special stocks was made as a cost and time saving measure, as shown in the video below.
Jigs were created to ensure proper glue-up of the angled joints, and to glue up smaller assemblies into the full form.
Special thanks to to Sullivan Fabrication Studio at SAIC for advising me and supporting me through this difficult time.
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