We have been set the brief to design a chair for a client this chair need to reflect them as a person, using a questionnaire to get the basic information about them to then put into a chair design. Initially I felt this was a hard task with the question we were asking to then put this into a chair design. After putting a mood-board together with everything visual in front of us I found it easier to visualise chair ideas. With this mood-board we both came up with a series of separate ideas, I felt this work best because we had a variety of different ideas that we could then take series of part from different designs. Whilst we were design our chairs we also made wire and mont board models of a few design to get the feel for what they would look like 3D. We then decided as a pair we were going to start designing this one idea digitally on CAD. Once we had this version that was visually 3D we got feedback from Richard and he felt that this idea was to boring and that we had many other idea that had a lot more potential. We went back to the drawing board and looked back at our mood board and tried to link our designs with what she had said about herself. I then suggested that we used the design that felt most like a beach chair as she loved beaches in India then ones we had this design to make more of the parts link. We discussed that we were going to make the arm/legs look very boho. The slats were made to give that deck chair beach feel. We also thought about her love for bands especially LED Zeppelin and how we could use Robert plants symbol to create a pattern to Laser cut on to the slats to create a surprise as you wouldn’t initially be able to see it. When it came to making and building the chair Josh my partner created the chair design on CAD so we could see it in 3D to make sure this was this design we wanted to go with. Once we had the finish design we transferred it to Illustrator and i mades sure that everything was joined up and that the extra part fitted within the size requirement for the wood. We then took this illustrator file down to the fab lab where they cut our chair out. We then together sanded all the parts down. I created a pattern using the lead singer of Led Zeppelin symbol because that was her favourite member and made this into a repeated pattern that we could then use on some of the slats. When it came to laser cutting we choose to laser cut 6 off the slats and wanted the pattern to be randomly placed along the chair so that it looked different from any angle you looked at.
Overall I think this project went well I think me and my partner worked well as a team and came together more when it came to the actually making of the chair. At first I found coming up with idea based of the clients interview hard. When I got into it I found it easier to come away from using the obvious. As a pair we wanted the chair to hint at things but not be obvious to other people. We also decided we wanted to include more than one of the thing she mentioned. I picked up on the fact she loved Indian Beaches so when it came to picking a design I wanted it to have a beach like chair feel to it. We used bo-house architecture for the side of the chair and the pattern was inspired by Lead singer of LED Zeppelin.