These Cartesian Metal Chairs Push Structural & Material Limits

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 25, 2014
References: alexanderpurcellrodrigues & design-milk
In order to make this simple metal chair, designer Alexander Purcell Rodrigues consulted aluminum manufacturer Neal Feay in order to employ the most cutting edge fabrication techniques. The shape of the Cartesian Chairs was made with CAD modeling software, pushing the limits of what can be done with materials and structure.

The chair is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, but rather than being stark and impersonal, the chairs are full of personality and color. From a distance, the chairs look as though they've been milled from a solid block, but they are actually made from small stock aluminum, which is a key component in keeping waste levels as low as possible. The simplicity of the design also makes it possible to adapt its texture, coloring and materials to suit a range of aesthetics.