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.