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It was created in 2009 for a senior level architectural college class at the Ohio State University. The concept driving the course was to examine the relationship between the symmetrical human form and how it impacts design. With that theme in mind the chair was designed with two important notions. Internal and external desires.

The internal desire focuses on formal and casual positioning. Each half of the chair accommodates two sitting positions based on body orientation. Facing outward is the formal upright position. Rotating 90 degrees changes the dynamic to the casual and "lounge" position.

The external desire focuses on relationships with others. The chair is mirrored at it's centered axis to accommodate two sitters. And to reflect the symmetry found in the inspiration of this piece, the Human body. This also allows two different levels of interactions between the two people. The formal position is less engaging while the casual lends itself to be more interactive.

The chair was made in two steps. The design portion and the build. It was designed in a 3d program to insure precision and control. The model was then "sliced" into sections and transferred into flat lines. That was taken to a digital CNC router. All the sections were them carefully tagged and construction began. The pieces were glued and nailed together. Working from the outsides in. Once the two sides were both complete we joined them together reinforcing them with steel tubes. Then lots and lots of sanding to remove the "step" look that the process resulted in. Then finished off with several coats of stain.

The chair is made up of 120 laminated slices.

It weighs roughly 200 pounds.

It's original price was $15,000.

It took an estimated 150 hours to make between myself and my partner on the project (Matt Scott.) 50 hours in the R&D and 100 hours in the build.

It was made entirely out of plywood.

Another interesting note is that the chair only sitting on two legs. It was perfectly counterweighted to never tip over.



This chair is located in Columbus, Ohio. Since the size and weight is so great we would need to discuss how the delivery or pick up would take place. Buyer would be responsible for all planning and actual price of any and all shipping cost. The $500 shipping price is only an estimate, and could be more or less depending on location and other factors. This price WILL NOT be paid to me. Thanks for taking the time to look at this one of a kind work of art.

If you would like to know more about this piece or have any particular questions of comments please don't hesitate to ask.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, lacquer
  • Only ships to United States from Illinois, United States.
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