Cone Chair was the culmination of thesis prep. This chair was designed using grasshopper and rhino with a large consideration given to the creation process. The mold making process utilized robotic foam cutting technology to create the mold which was poured using a GFRC mix.
Collaborators: Ryan Cohn
Advisors: Tsz Ng, Wes McGee, SOM BlackBox Group
The design utilized grasshopper in order to easily change design elements while achieving our main goals of maintaining a reasonable weight, while creating an elegant design.
Mold Making Process
The mold creation process involved the use of a 7 axis Kuka Robot to cut blocks of EPS foam. There were 7 robotic cuts to create a 6 part foam mold. This mold was then coated with a sealing agent and sandwiched between CNC cut plywood boards.