Prototype for a casual chair in maple

Project Description

This design reflects a desire to push the limits of wooden furniture by exaggerating lightness and plasticity in the form and structure.  In both perception and reality, the chair toys with the interplay between material formation and assembly, the illusion of continuous lines and surfaces interrupted by the materiality of the maple grain and the subtle registration of each joint.  Precision and flexibility coexist in the combined processes of CNC milling, steam-bending, and hand-chiseled joinery, leaving a necessary margin of error in the final assembly.