Contour Chair

​Fall 2010 | Professor Eric Field

 

The chair's unique shape is the result of a rigorous investigation into the nature of the human form. The design exploration began by studying scientific research on ergonomics and hundreds of chair precedents. I soon realized there is little consensus on what makes a chair truly comfortable. Amidst many conflicting opinions, I focused on maximizing my own comfort. Using a 3d laser scanner I created a digital surface that reflects my body's contours. I used this surface as the starting point for a series of plywood strips that became the sitting surface of the chair. These strips were cut to my exact specifications using a digital router. The resulting chair is a perfect fit.

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