the ‘gaudi chair’ by dutch studio geenen is the follow-up of the ‘gaudi stool‘ which was
created in 2009. it was designed using the same method employed by antoni gaudi, who
made models of hanging chains, which upside-down showed him the strongest shape for
his churches. additionally, to be able to determine the structure of the chair’s backrest,
a software script was used.
the script was based on three steps: first the distribution of forces across the surface
of the chair, secondly the direction of forces defined the position of the ribs and finally
the amount of force specified the height of a rib.
materials and techniques were chosen to create a lightweight chair. the surface is made
of carbon fiber, the ribs are made of glass-filled nylon, fused by selective laser sintering.