Dutch designer Bram Geenen is the guy behind the popular 3D printed Gaudi Stool. In collaboration with Freedom Of Creation Geenen has created yet another stunning design in the Gaudi series, 'the Gaudi Chair'. Both the Gaudi Stool and Gaudi Chair are now available.
Gaudi Stool was designed using the same method as Antoni Gaudi, who made models of hanging chains, which upside-down showed him the strongest shape for his churches. Additionally, 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 carbon fiber, 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