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Light Beam Chair

Design a chair based upon a set of rules :

- Create a line on a paper. This is the seat.

- Start above one end of the seat draw a line to the floor and have it bounce off the floor to the other end of the seat.

- Repeat until there are enough supports for your seat.

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Design Process

Tasked with using only 1 by 2 lumber stock and adhering the rules laid out above, I began the design.

Captivated by the dance of light beams—how they masterfully merge order with bursts of chaos—I began sketching. These early blueprints detailed not just the chair's aesthetic, but the strategic placement of legs, ensuring both form and function coalesced in supporting the bench feature.

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I then moved into Rhino and created a CAD model from which I was able to get the correct lengths and angles for building

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Design Details

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I used lap joints in order to allow each beam of the bench to be supported by one of the angular pieces.

I attached each angular piece to its counterpart using wood glue. these joints allowed for layering many supports to create the bouncing effect.

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I also added extra supports in the areas which did not have lap joints using wood glue.

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