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the bone chair by Joris Laarman

seat and backrest: high polished aluminum

struts: silk polished aluminum


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Joris Laarman:

"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

not needed.

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..."



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Taken on May 26, 2007