The Bone Chair

 - Jun 9, 2008
References: jorislaarman &
The Bone Chair, by designer Joris Laarman, is inspired by bones and trees, and was created using a process that copies the way evolution constructs.

He used a dynamic digital tool developed by International Development Centre Adam Opel GmbH, a part of General Motors Engineering Europe, to mirror the bone's ability to take away material where it is not needed, and the ability of the trees to add material where strength it is needed. The tool was created to optimize car parts.

According to Laarman, the chair is the first in a series and the process can be applied to any scale until architectural sizes in any material strength.

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