The Chairgenics Project Uses Additive Manufacturing to Make a Universal Seat

By: Amelia Roblin - May 1, 2015
References: formnation & fubiz.net
There are a few intriguing aspects to this 3D-printed chair, with perhaps the most immediately recognizable feature being its method of production. 3D printing technology is improving quickly, and larger and more complex objects are conceivable by this process without taking terribly long and costing a fortune.

FormNation's Chairgenics is more than your creatively sculpted piece of furniture, though; it's an experiment in the amalgamation of many different styles of seating objects. Inspired by the notion of genetic modification by the crossbreeding of animals and plants, this 3D-printed chair is a formal combination of a hairpin bentwood chair with references to woven wireframe patterns that are bolstered by a cushion-like thickness.

Jan Habraken and his coworkers describe the archetypal chair as the "universal touchstone of design," so this Chairgenics project becomes an intriguing furniture fusion to appeal to users of any taste from any place.