R shell 1.0 Chair by Hui-Ju, Chou

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
R shell 1.0

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Chair

INSPIRATION:
For applications like the ingenious mechanics engineering and techniques in building (St. Mary’s Cathedral,Tokyo), the outer lines are neat, and the light and shadow are just perfect and fascinating. I think to myself: is there an opportunity that this method can be used on to product design?Focusing on the advantage of the mechanics and techniques of Hyperbolic Paraboloid shell, I used it on chair design in which ergonomic is necessary and also demonstrate the beauty of the structure.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
R Shell is a conceptual designed chair realized in steel and FRP. Its design magnificently mixes natural elements with construction engineering. R Shell is formed by two curve surfaces leaning one against the other; these surfaces support each other and strike the balance between the point, the line, the virtual and the entity surface. One of the two surfaces is constructed with multiple lines. These sinuous lines enchant the eye forming a virtual space that takes visual to another level.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in December 2013 and finished in May 2014 in Taiwan. It was first exhibited in Yodex( the largest student-oriented design exhibition held in Taiwan) in May 2014.

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: steel, FRP

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
dimension: w690 x d750 x h850 mm

TAGS:
chair, mesh, architecture, shell, structure, mechanic, line, frp, steel

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The designer was fascinated by the concept of architectural engineering; especially the construction method of Hyperbolic Paraboloid shell. She then thought herself how to apply such concept in product design and showing the advantage of its technique. Shell construction method let the outer building be made by very thin shell, but still has strong support and protection. Under appropriate circumstances of technology applications, even 4 to 10 cm thick wall will be able to a large building by thin shell. She took the beautiful building-St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo a representative thin shell structure, as a starting point. Analyze the force on the two curvature shell surface and construct a surface of another form. Deconstructing the relationship between the surface and the line, re-arrange and composed. Finding how two surface support each other, strike balance between the point, line, the virtual and entity surface. Then construct the shape of the chair.

CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2016-02-22 10:47:01

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Hui-Ju, Chou and Instructor: Wan-Ru, Chou

IMAGE CREDITS:
#1,2,3,4: Photographer Aloke Chou, R shell, 2014.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Hui-Ju Chou, 2014.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Hui-Ju, Chou

PROFILE:
HuiJu, Chou is an industrial designer based in Taipei, Taiwan. She focuses on creative products which are both functional and aesthetic. She especially like geometric figure and structure, giving her works simple steady, and structural looks. She is always looking for creative ways to design products. In each new challenge, she finds patterns in human behaviors and her design experiences, aiming to create products with a holistic approach. She has been interested in design strategy and multidisciplinary design. It is her hope in the future to carry out her design by collaborating with other discipline.

NOMINATION DETAILS

R Shell 1.0 Chair by Hui-ju, Chou is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

R Shell 1.0 Chair by Hui-ju, Chou is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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