Yarra Chair by Raluca Visinescu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Yarra

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Chair

INSPIRATION:
Classical Modern works and design experiments by Eames, Olivier Mourgue, Arne Jacobsen

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Plywood chair made of a single sheet of bent material. The aim of the design is making a chair out of a unique piece of material with the least possible cuts and joints. The process of transforming one flat piece of plywood involves cuts of the flat shape out of the plywood sheet (two chairs can be made out of a normal 120 x 252 cm plywood sheet), and bending of the material - with one joint on the overlapping parts and one metal rod for keeping the distance between the legs of the chair when one sits on it.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
the only interaction that the chair allows is a minimal bend when one sits on the chair. The bend is restricted both by the stiffness of the material and by the metal rod that keeps the maximum distance between the extremities of the chair's legs.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Spring 2004 in Bucharest and was exhibited as a design project and 1:5 scale model in Bucharest Architecture Bienalle in 2004.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Bent plywood

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Final product: 54 cm its maximum width (front view) x 63 cm lenght (lateral view) x 108,8 cm height plywood cut before folded: shape inscribed in a 165,6 x 119,8 cm rectangle; two chairs can be made out of a 120 x 252 cm sheet of plywood

TAGS:
Bent plywood chair

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The aim of the design is making a chair out of a unique piece of material with the least possible cuts and joints. Following a big Modernist tradition in obtaining tridimensional form by folding single plan material sheets, our work concentrates on the stiffness resulted from the overlap of two cuts. The research resulted in a series of forms and chair designs, of each "Yarra" is the first.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part of the research is the present phase, looking for production possibilities for the design.

ADDED DATE:
2010-11-30 01:17:41

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Raluca Visinescu and Corina Croitoru

IMAGE CREDITS:
Raluca Visinescu, 2010.

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NOMINATION DETAILS

Yarra Chair by Raluca Visinescu is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Yarra Chair by Raluca Visinescu is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2010 - 2011.

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