Melted Wood

This coffee table/fireseat/pet lounge was an exploration into the synthesis of CNC technology and traditional wood working techniques. All steel components were waterjet cut, while all wooden components were made by hand. Similarly, the exploration also touched on synthesizing different functions into one piece of furniture. The geometry is set by an "average familial back curve," a profile determined to be the most comfortable for the client's family by measuring each family members back in position and averaging the curves. Connections are resolved with dry fit joints instead of mechanical fasteners. Material palette includes mesquite, steel, and resin, finished with danish and linseed oils. The project was created in 2008.

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