The Anthropomorphic Chair

By: lourdes sanchez bayas - Published: May 24, 2008   Updated: Jul 12 2011 • References: thedesignblog.org
I absolutely love this anthropomorphic chair designed by Sergio Gill. The funky chair which made it to the IWF Design Emphasis Competition, resembles a reclining female figure. Gill used a software program that scanned the female body, then translated it into another stylizing software program called AlphaCAM. Finally, Gill used a birch plywood model with a tung oil furniture finish.

I am officially in love.

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