This Layer Stool was created by Nick Graham at FabLab Wellington, New Zealand. Nick loaded his custom profile curves into my parametric design system to make a stool iteration of the Layer Chair series. Nick is a generally awesome guy doing a master in Open Design at Massey University. More info about the stool and Nicks research here. Great experience to be surprised by someone finding new possibilites with an open design.
Nick also invited me to participate in his Exquiste Corpse design experiment, where three participants had to design a part of a chair without knowing what the other two had designed. Nick designed the four legs, and I had to design the seat by only seeing the top 20mm of the legs designed by Nick. Inspired by Neil Youngs “Keep on rocking in the free world”, I made an intarsia slogan in the seat. Ronen Kadushin crowned the piece with a subtle skull backrest.
Nick also made some pretty sweet brackets on a water jet, would be interesting to see if we could make these on the ShopBot as well. More info and download files here.