the bone chair by Joris Laarman
seat and backrest: high polished aluminum
struts: silk polished aluminum
"If evolution could create a chair...
Trees have the ability to add material where strength is needed.
But bones also have the ability to take away material where it is
With this knowledge the International Development
Centre Adam Opel GmbH, a part of General Motors Engineering
Europe created a dynamic digital tool to copy these ways of
constructing used for optimizing car parts.
In a way it quite precisely copies the way evolution constructs.
I didn't use it to create the next worlds perfect chair but as a high
tech sculpting tool to create elegant shape with a kind of legitimacy.
The chair is the first in a series and the process can be applied
to any scale until architectural sizes in any material strength..."