This Chair was built in a 7 Week furniture design program based in Copenhagen with the DIS study abroad program. The chair was designed and constructed with the guidance of expert craftspeople based in Denmark, with a specific focus on local materials and methods.
The inspiraton for the chair came from a comprehensive travel study week as well as time spent exploring the design history of Copenhagen. We were encouraged to sketch constantly to gain a better understanding of construction, tectonics, and proportions of chairs from local designers. These precedents along with the nature and architecture of the area became powerful influences in how our own designs developed. Below are some of my process models and sketches.