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ARTICLE x Exuma Chair

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CUSTOMERS AGED 20-40 

 

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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2018 

 

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

This was a project in collaboration with Article, Vancouver. The objective was to design a lounge chair that is suitable primarily for outdoor use with the ability to successfully transition indoors. The chair should withstand all weather elements in North America. It should be designed in way that it can be mass produced in high volume and must have a wood component. It should be inspired by Scandinavian and Mid- Century Modern furniture.

We would be using heat treated ash wood which is a dark wood.

 

For this project I teamed up with my fellow industrial designers Joshua Cirjak and Tom Meeuwsen  to design an elegant , lightweight lounge chair that incorporated rope with wood for a beach environment.

The Exuma chair brings the experience of outdoors to indoor, through the unique combination of materials. It is a definition of an equilibrium between light and dark, soft and firm, and positive and negative space.

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USER PERSONA 

 

 

NAME: ALEXIS JANE

 

AGE: 27

 

HEIGHT: 5’ 6

 

JOB : LIFEGUARD 

 

LIVES : LOS ANGELES

Alexis lives in Los Angeles in a small beach house on Venice Beach. She lives in a smaller space as she stays alone so she has very few pieces of furniture. She wants a chair that she can easily carry between her patio to her living room. She enjoys a bohemian aesthetic but it looking for something minimal yet versatile.

Our most challenging part of building the chair was the bent lamination of the arms of the chair. We individually cut and sanded veneer out of the heat treated ash and then used our CNC to form it. 

 

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