riccardo bovo: one hundred triangles stool riccardo bovo: one hundred triangles stool
oct 21, 2010

riccardo bovo: one hundred triangles stool

one hundred triangles stool is a wooden stool designed by riccardo bovo that uses computer algorithms and rapid prototyping techniques for it manufacturing. each stool is designed not from the designer’s mind but rather a set algorithm that generates random triangles in a stool form. once a design is selected the design is laser cut from wood and the individual triangles are joined together with zip ties. this makes for an extremely light stool that is also flexible and rigid enough to sit on.

http://www.riccardobovodesign.net

triangles stool from Riccardo Bovo on Vimeo.

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  • cool

    onta says:
  • Riccardo, what program can you advice for making real size prototypes’ details (not only such structured forms)? I used to calculate such forms by myself..

    tanya says:
  • @tanya : grasshopper

    adoptme says:
  • Hi Tanya,

    adoptme is right i used grasshopper that is a plugin for rhinoceros, is a graphical alghoritms editor but it allows you to even write your own code

    Riccardo Bovo says:
  • Reminds me of the Knit Chair by Godoy:
    [url=http://godoylab.com/html/knit_chair_page.htm] Godoylab [/url]

    Hugh says:
  • Hi Hugh,

    thanks for sharing your link,

    i think knit chair by godoylab is a nice project and i thank you for acknowledge me about that

    the two project have both a structure compose of multiple elements interconnected ..

    but i have to say that the two concept (try to read the rational) are far different, as well as material, connectors, production technologies , design process, and shape …

    Riccardo Bovo says:
  • prototypes are a lot nicer than the final result. Couldn’t you find a way of filling them with structural foam or something?

    perhaps? says:
  • The man is handsome,and the stool is very beautiful.

    shinedstar says:

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