In progress documentation of current projects that I am working on
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I began my senior project ideation with four different project ideas, but in the end I decided to continue with a collaboration between Chris Ruhland and myself. We have been taking traditional furniture forms and re-designing them with trussed steel rod frames and woven webbing surfaces. The first piece that I am fabricating is a chair inspired by mission style spindle back chairs. This image is a sketch of the overall form of the chair. Construction has already begun and an image of the progress will be posted soon. To start, we purchased about 100' of 1/4" mild steel rod and a roll of 1 1/2" webbing. This all cost us around 50 bucks. We still need to buy finishing products and enough 1/8" or 3/16" rod to do the trussing, but the final cost of materials should be less than $100 (relatively cheap). Hopefully this will make up for the extensive fabrication time which is my responsibility. I will post sketches for the other pieces when the chair is nearing completion.