For the final project with the Design of University of Utah Digital Assemblies class, students were tasked with a chair design that incorporated recycled PETG filament, compounded with color pigments using the Filabot EX2, as a decorative/accent and/or a functional element. This week’s post puts a spotlight on another design from student @xanderfromtheinternet.
“The woven seat was inspired partially by the Eames Wire Chair, but also came from knowing that I wanted a curved seat to match the rounded corners and back of the wooden frame. A hanging, deep seat also seemed more comfortable for sitting and relaxing in the rocking chair. The filament allowed me to cut and weave to get this rounded form, something I wouldn’t have been able to do with the 2.5 axis CNC that was used to cut out the rest of the frame. The filament also created a fun opportunity to showcase how the frame and seat were joined through the row of black dots on the frame that hold each strand of filament in place.”
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Below are some photos from the experiments:
1. Prototype chair from @xanderfromtheinternet using recycled PETG filament produced with the Filabot EX2,
2. Top view, showing the welded filament joints at the front edge of the seat
3. Filament ends were melted to deform them into a "nail-head" shape to secure them to the frame