...branches : stool, chair, table
This project was designed and developed for entry into the IFDA 9th International Furniture Design Competition 2014
The...branches series consists of the ...branch chair, and the...branch high and low stools.
An visual analogy to the tree branch is expressed in the composition, formal structure and craft joinery.
Each piece explores the branching of the leg into a perimeter support frame. Utilizing advanced 5-axis routing techniques the branch connection of the leg and rail is made with an integrated compression joint.
The legs, branch joints and rails are solid maple. Seats are pressed maple veneers over processed wood cores. All wood components are finished in odor-free, weather-resistant, water-based zero VOC coatings.
The design concept responds to the competition theme by adhering to sustainable manufacturing tenants. The reduced scale of the product and use of locally sourced and processed wood products adds efficiency to the manufacturing process.