Big Fun Daddy Lounge Chair by Cristoforo Fusaro

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Big Fun Daddy

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Lounge Chair

INSPIRATION:
Inspiration for the Big Fun Daddy came from the sinusoidal surfaces of egg crate foam and the work of Verner Panton.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Big Fun Daddy attempts to emphasize the essential elements of comfortable seating through the relationship of two components; a foam body and a metal shell. The chair relies on a balance of give and structure. the cushion stands protected inside its shell, which is in turn filled and made solid, like the carapace of a crab.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The seat's form was to remain large and ambiguous to promote alternative lounging by 1 or 2 people. The re-entrant base was designed to make the chair look like it floats gently in the air, revealing itself when viewed from lower angles.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Personal project, ongoing since August 2014.

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The chair's body is made of a self skinning polyurethane foam. The shell is constructed of hand worked aluminum, given a rough, custom welded finish to emphasize the porosity of the foam body.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
90cm High x 130cm Wide x 150cm Deep. The seat height measures 40cm from the ground.

TAGS:
Big Fun Daddy, Polyurethane Foam, Orange, Alluminum, Chair, Lounge

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The chair's balance and form has been tested using 1:10 scale models of foam, clay and resin. Materials were chosen after consulting with professional metal workers and prop makers, also helping to refine the feasibility of construction.

CHALLENGE:
Originally having no shell, a structural component became necessary - integrating this element into the chair in a way that wouldn't detract from the form but would contribute to the piece as a whole. 3D CAD software was used to refine the form, perfecting its center of gravity to allow for exaggerated proportions without compromising stability.

ADDED DATE:
2015-02-25 19:26:27

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image 01, C. Fusaro, 2015
Image 02, C. Fusaro, 2015
Image 03, C. Fusaro, 2015
Image 04, C. Fusaro, 2015
Image 05, C. Fusaro, 2015

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Xoforo Fusaro

PROFILE:
Xoforo Fusaro is the brand of Montreal based industrial designer Cristoforo Fusaro. Focusing primarily on the fabrication of one-offs and short run items, Fusaro pursues unconventional design made manifest by the use of alternative materials and manufacturing techniques.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Big Fun Daddy Lounge Chair by Cristoforo Fusaro is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Big Fun Daddy Lounge Chair by Cristoforo Fusaro is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2014 - 2015.



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