studio geenen: 'gaudi stool'
 
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 antonĂ­ 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.

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

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

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

    Lucy says:
  • 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 đŸ˜‰

    . says:
  • marvellous!!!!!!!!!!!

    charly says:

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