chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr
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jan 22, 2013
chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr


the stackable 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr is cut straight from a tree trunk by an industrial robot with a chainsaw specially programmed to carve
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berlin-based company echtwald has entered a new partnership with kkaarrlls – a platform for a collection of objects resulting from coursework
realized by young european designers at karlsruhe university of arts and design  -  with a series of pieces presented during passagen 2013/interior
design week in cologne. as a highlight of kkaarrlls exhibition was a public performance shown twice a day, where the stackable 7Xstool was cut
straight from a tree trunk by an industrial robot with a chainsaw. the unusual production process was developed by german designer tom pawlofsky
with the form of the seating conceived together with fellow creator tibor weissmahr. the machine carved the stools with millimeter precision,
and through careful planning of the saw’s tracks, the technique offered nearly scrap-free results. the pieces were then able to be purchased by
audience members following the impressive presentation.

 

 


the machine was programmed by tom pawlofsky and the design of the stool was conceived in collaboration with tibor weissmahr
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the goal of echtwald – which literally translates to ‘real forest’ in english from german – is the revaluation of forests through actively supporting the forest region
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the pieces were then able to be purchased by audience members following the impressive presentation
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the stool after processed by the robot
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the technique offered nearly scrap-free results
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the machine carved the stools with millimeter precision
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 tibor weissmahr + tom pawlofsky
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a video showing the robot in action
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a video showing the unique making process
video courtesy kkaarrlls

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