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Frank Chair

Rendering Frank Chair

Rendering Frank Chair

Frank Chair has a simple and elegant form that serves as a stage for the dramatic and exotic Mubangu wood. It is constructed out of ½” cold rolled square stock steel and is painted in a matte black finish. This petite dining chair was developed on the principle of Human Scale
This pieces namesake, modernist architect and designer Frank LloydWright conceived the principle of Human Scale. Human scale simply means of a scale comparable to a human being. This piece is a part of an ongoing investigation into sustainability through scale. By reducing the scale of a design; space, energy, and materials can be conserved.
• Initial concept was for a bench style dining seat that could seat multiple users.
• Would reduce space and materials used by making two chairs into one chair.
• For the purpose of direct comparison to existing dining chairs this idea was abandoned in favor of more traditional one person seating
Construction:
• 1/2″ square stock cold rolled steel was cut to size and bent to shape.
• Parts were then ground down with a chamfer to allow for more area to weld.
• Parts were chamfered at all points to be welded
• Metal parts were then assembled and welded together using magnetic angles insure right angles

Metal Joint

Metal Joint

• Welds were ground and filled to finish and give a seem less look
• Mubangu wood was cut into1/2” strips and laminated together using glue.

Mubangu wood laminated together

Mubangu wood laminated together

• The constructed board was then cut to shape and sanded
• a natural wax finish was applied for protection and to give depth and dimension to the grain.

Anna in the workshop

Anna in the workshop

Finishing
• Rough assembly to ensure all parts fit together.

Finishing

Finishing

• A natural wax finish was applied to the wood for protection and to give depth and dimension to the wood grain.
• Steel frame is sanded, primed, and then painted matte black

Frank Chair- 2010

Frank Chair- 2010



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