Aluminium Gradient Chair

by Joris Laarman

The Aluminium Gradient chair is like high res furniture. It elaborates on the use of Aluminium in furniture design in our digital age. It was designed for, and directly laser sintered in Aluminium.
Using generative design tools and new material research we basically created a lightweight aluminum foam-like structure that is engineered on a cellular level to address specific functional needs for different areas in the object. The solid cells in the design create structural strength and rigidity while the more open cells create material reduction and lightness. All within one single printing technique, creating an intricate sort of 3D transparency.

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