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scott jarvie: the atlas chair
sep 16, 2009
scott jarvie: the atlas chair


the atlas chair on display at the gallery of modern art, glasgow

scott jarvie will be exhibiting his atlas chair at this year’s 100% design london.
the design is derived by projecting flat angled planes through a volume
and using the intersecting elements to generate the profiles that create the sections
of the chair. this allows complex surface geometry to be rationalized to planar surfaces,
providing sculptural possibilities while utilizing materials efficiently, developing a system
that facilitates construction.



development model (scale 1:4)
dual spine prototype in 4mm birch ply – CNC cut



development model (scale 1:4)
dual spine prototype in 4mm birch ply – CNC cut



original concept model (scale 1:10)
single spine prototype in modeling card – hand cut


‘clutch chair’, 2007 – 2008

clutch chair is another project developed by scott jarvie made from 10 000 drinking
straws. the piece was selected by zaha hadid as her curators choice at noise festival 2008.

the clutch project began as a microscopic observation of the structural
composition
of trees and the directional properties of capillary tubes
(xylem).

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