Origami Chair

Professor: Ernest Ng
Duration: Spring 2010

The only constraint in the creation of this chair is that the material used cannot exceed half of a 4’x8’ sheet. Folding solves this dilemma by maximizing the use of a material’s surface area and planar strength.

Additionally, folding provides an easy way to model iteratively with little cutting or other manipulation needed.

The final product uses folded steel, drawing a direct connection to the original size and shape of the metal. In order to achieve the folded edges, the metal was scored using a circular saw and bent into place using a series of clamps.

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