The form of the chair was developed through contemporary technologies including Rhinoceros 3D modeling software and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining, as well as traditional crafts such as upholstery and metal work.
Chair tooling: Five 2"sheets of Polystyrene Low Density foam machined (4 ft x 8 ft) individual sections pieced together and laminated and sanded. The tooling was then coated with the lacquer, followed by a release agent. The last two layers (release agent and wax) enable the fiberglass shell to detach from the tooling after it has cured. The following diagram illustrates the shape of the tooling both when put together and as cut sections. After tooling was assembled,
DIFFICULTIES OF SCALE
The only fabrication setback occurred during milling process. Upon lamenting the section cuts I realized the tooling was much too large. In an attempt to better understand my error I came across the following explanation on the difficulties of envisioning changes in volume.