chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr
 
chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr
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 carveimage © designboom

 

 

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.

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the machine was programmed by tom pawlofsky and the design of the stool was conceived in collaboration with tibor weissmahr image © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the goal of echtwald – which literally translates to ‘real forest’ in english from german – is the revaluation of forests through actively supporting the forest regionimage © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the pieces were then able to be purchased by audience members following the impressive presentationimage © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the stool after processed by the robotimage © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the technique offered nearly scrap-free resultsimage © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr image © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr the machine carved the stools with millimeter precisionimage © designboom

 

 

chainsaw robot carves the 7Xstool by tom pawlofsky + tibor weissmahr  tibor weissmahr + tom pawlofsky portrait © designboom

 

 


a video showing the robot in action
video © designboom

 

 

a video showing the unique making processvideo courtesy kkaarrlls

  • Why? What´s your motivation? Is it a scaleable process, is it a cheap process? Why don´t you challenge the robot with its precision, its fastness and its possibility of producing custom-made designs? Anyway, I like that you realized your idea and that you made it happen! Keep on making 🙂

    jennifer
  • there are 3 stools and 1 side table base. the only waste is the sawdust and that can be used for other things. cool.

    jordan
  • ..seems similar to me, or true to their work…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeesX08nwKc

    català
  • Congrats guys! this is awesome! very nice…

    outoftheblue
  • can someone explain what sense that makes?

    Arn
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