studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'
 
studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'
aug 28, 2009

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

‘gaudi stool’ by studio geenen all images courtesy studio geenen

the shape of the ‘gaudi stool’ by studio geenen was created in the same way that antoní gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.

the ‘gaudi stool’ is a thin shell made of carbon fiber which deals with the compressive forces. a beam-grid substructure resists bending of the shell. the substructure was made using rapid-prototyping techniques, in order to achieve the needed complexity. the rapid prototyped structure was then used as a mold for the carbon-fiber laminates.

the gaudi-stool is made from carbon-composite, polyamide weighing just 1kg. it is currently being developed in cooperation with dutch research institute TNO.

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'

  • marvellous!!!!!!!!!!!

    charly
  • a couple of layers of carbon fiber will do the same stool design. the proposed structure is great yet i have the feeling that you guys are in the wrong field of engineering. such structures are rather used in bridges and long span buildings. lets go for a loooong table or a loooong bench instead of an uncoooomfy stooool 😉

    .
  • love it. my skinny ass could use that. :b

    Lucy
  • Whatever; who would even want to sit on it. I’d just lay underneath and stare up all day. Literally jaw-dropping form. Bravo!

    KG
  • even that skinny poindexter couldn’t sit on it, it is too thin.

    fran
  • The work of Gaudi is indeed not used enougth. I want one !!!

    Gab

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