Dutch designer Bam Geenen of Studio Geenen has designed a chair using hanging chains to determine its form. Called Gaudi Chair, the piece is made of a carbon-fibre weave and a glass-reinforced nylon rib structure. It is based upon architect Antoni Gaudí’s modelling method used to design arches of optimum strength.
Materials and techniques were chosen to create a lightweight chair. The surface is of carbonfiber, the ribs are made of glass-filled nylon, by selective laser sintering. The project researches how new technoloqy can be based on simple, logical concepts. In this case a concept which has proven it’s strength and beauty for over a hundred years.