LORNE BAR STOOL
The Lorne Bar Stool was developed as part of my first assignment for my senior 'Chair Studio.' The design was limited and developed around the use of material. We were asked to create a stool out of a maximum of 12ft of 3/8" cold rolled steel. The stool could not surpass Within these limitations we had to create a stool that was structurally sound, comfortable and would essentially replace the stools at our desk for the entire semester.
Designing the stool required making small models out of wire to begin to understand the material and its capabilities and limitations in terms of structure.
Once I had arrived at a design I was content with, I modeled it in Rhino, and printed out the drawings for the bends. I needed to know exactly how much metal to cut for each piece as not to waste any material.
I bent all of the metal on the Di-Acro, and then welded the pieces together using TIG.