Pierced ChairPierced Chair
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Product description:My piece entitled “Pierced” is one in a series of chairs that were inspired by the ergonomic fiberglass seats of Saarinen and Eames. My goal was to develop a digital format for this series with the first few chairs being the format. The Pierced Chair is made from 3/8” aluminum plate that is water jet cut and glued with an industrial epoxy. After extensive research on different types of coatings for the aluminum I chose a hand burnished finish with the water jet cut edge exposed. It was designed by making very many scale models, full size mockups and trial prototypes that were either cut out of plywood on a band saw or a cnc machine. The software I used was Rhino. My furniture pieces prior to this series were developed as three dimensional ornament and I was shocked to discover that what drives me now is a real passion for process and function. The process is fun for me and the harder the process the more fun it is.
 
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$4375.00 USD

Pierced Chair

by Laura Drake

  • Shipping: $250.00
  • Product ID#: 3618
  • Dimensions: 20"" width x33"" height x24"" depth
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Materials: Other Materials, Other Materials, Metal

Artwork Description: My piece entitled “Pierced” is one in a series of chairs that were inspired by the ergonomic fiberglass seats of Saarinen and Eames. My goal was to develop a digital format for this series with the first few chairs being the format. The Pierced Chair is made from 3/8” ...
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Ms Drake has been an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Purdue University since 2007. Her specialty is furniture design which has been recently exhibited at MIT in the Furniture Society's outdoor furniture exhibit, the Design Quest furniture competition exhibit in Grand Rapids, MI where she won the grand prize for her "Pierced Chair" design, the the Yodex Exhibit in Taipei, Taiwan, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, The Neocon World Trades Fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, The Beca Gallery in...read more