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3D Printed Gaudi Chair and Stool by Bram Geenen

The Gaudi Chair by Dutch designer Bram Geenen is the definition of the term “architectural furniture”. A unique chair developed based on the same scientific method used to create some of the world’s most impressive architectural monuments.

Drawing inspiration from the work of Antoní Gaudi, Bram Geenen combined historical genius with cutting-edge digital technology to create these striking, minimalist stools and chairs.

Antoní Gaudi developed a unique method for determining structural rigidity. He made models of hanging chains, that upside-down showed him the strongest shape for his churches. Essentially Gaudi was letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.

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Woven carbon-fibre chair

In this movie filmed in Amsterdam, Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders discusses the woven carbon-fibre chair he designed with Bertjan Pot, which the Dutch brand relaunched this year as a bar stool.

Moooi’s Carbon Chair – based on a prototype by Pot that Wanders helped develop into an industrially produced piece of furniture – is woven from a series of carbon fibres impregnated with epoxy resin to create a strong and light structure.

The seat is produced by hand-weaving black strands of epoxy-soaked carbon fibre around a mould, which set to form a rigid structure that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

“It allows a super light structure to be super strong,” Wanders says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for Moooi in Amsterdam.

“It was important for us to make a transparent seat, so we weaved it in a classical way with wires impregnated with epoxy.”

Read more on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/?p=824998

https://www.moooi.com/products/carbon-chair

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Generico

Genercio exemplifies an antifragile design process. The 3D-printed chair is designed from the requirements of comfortable sitting and responds to load forces and ergonomic conditions. A topology optimization generated,in an iterative design process, an ideal material layout due to the given constraints, while also reducing local stresses and maintaining the structural performance of the chair.

http://nww-designaward.org/de/einreichungen/generico

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The Mycelium Project – Print and Grow

Studio Eric Klarenbeek is exploring ways of 3D-printing living organisms, such as mycelium, the threadlike network of fungi, in combination with local raw materials to create products with a negative carbon footprint.
‘We are the first in the world to 3D-print living mycelium, using this infinite natural source of organisms as living glue for binding organic waste. Once it’s full-grown and dried, it turns into a structural, stable and renewable material. Combined with 3D-printing it gives us tremendous design freedom’, says Eric Klarenbeek.

http://www.ericklarenbeek.com

http://www.wired.com/2013/12/mushroom-chair/

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MTj0b_99cfs